Tottenham have been struggling in their attempts to replace their talismanic frontman Harry Kane whose injury means that he will be out until March.
Pochettino’s side have been crippled with injuries as of late with Kane and Alli both missing as well as frontman Heung Min Son absent for a number of weeks due to his Asian Cup commitments.
Instead of entering the transfer market Spurs opted to put their trust in second choice number nine Fernando Llorente who has struggled for first team action since his arrival from Swansea.
Spurs have certainly been feeling the effects of missing their key men suffering elimination from both the League Cup and the FA Cup in the space of a week.
They also found themselves struggling in their midweek Premier League game against Watford, where Craig Cathcart’s goal had seen them fall behind at Wembley.
The North London side have been knocking on the door throughout the game and had a guilt-edged chance to get back into the game.
After a cross from the right, Fernando Llorente managed to get in front of his defender but his shot was excellently saved by Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster.
The follow-up though fell to Llorente again and with the goal gaping, he could not find the target, blasting the ball high and wide of the Watford goal.
He would, however, go on to score a hugely important goal in the 87th minute.