Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that injuries to key players provide opportunity for others to come in, try to be consistent and help Spurs to win matches.

The Lilywhites will have a number of players unavailable for the match against Fulham on Sunday, with in-form striker Harry Kane, midfielder Moussa Sissoko and winger Lucas Moura unavailable due to injury.

Another important first-team player Heung-Min Son also remains unavailable as he is currently with the South Korean national team playing in the Asian Cup.

The Argentine manager insists that he is not a person to lament about the loss of his players and thinks the situation is ideal for other players to come in and take their opportunity, and in the process help the team win matches.

"In football you have two options, to cry or to see a possibility for another player to play and step up and an opportunity to play in a different way", Pochettino said at a press conference.

"I am the person that chooses the second option, the possibility for another player to play and to provide the team and be consistent and solid and try to win.

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"It is a massive challenge.

"For me, rather than to sit in my chair and cry it is to find another way to try and challenge ourselves and be consistent and keep the same level of performance."

Fernando Llorente could be in line to start up top for Spurs in the absence of Kane, and with Vincent Janssen still out of favour.