Champions League hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur will play against the Premier League’s whipping boys Norwich City in an FA Cup fifth round clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday night.
On paper, the Lilywhites should win the game.
The Canaries are rooted to the bottom of the top-flight standings and will now likely be prioritising their faint hopes of avoiding relegation this season.
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side will have to do without the services of captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for the game, according to Sky Sports.
The Frenchman missed the team’s Premier League defeat against Wolves last weekend due to a groin injury and he will not be fit in time for the game against Norwich.
Long-term Tottenham injury casualties Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Moussa Sissoko and Ryan Sessegnon will remain out of action, added the report.
Spurs can ill-afford to take any game for granted at this point of the season, especially as they will have to make do without Kane and Son.
The Tottenham duo have been prolific in terms of finding goals for the side during recent years and the fact that they are unavailable at the same time is a major blow.
The game will be very important for Spurs. It will allow fringe and unproven players a chance to make a name for themselves as we approach the final few games of the season and as the top four Premier League race hots up.
Mourinho must go all-out to win the FA Cup this season. Tottenham have not won a piece of major silverware since 2008 and winning the FA Cup will lay a good platform for future successes.