Danny Murphy issues Kane warning to Pochettino

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Kane has been out of action since picking up an ankle injury against Manchester United last month. Kane was expected to be out until March after scans revealed that the striker had damaged ligaments in his left ankle.

Although Spurs were knocked out of both domestic cup competitions in the England captain’s absence, they have still managed to grind out results in the Premier League.

The good news for Spurs fans, however, is that if reports are to believed, Kane is well ahead of schedule in his recovery and could return to action in Tottenham’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund next week.

The 25-year-old has had a history of returning from injuries earlier than expected. Former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy has warned Marucio Pochettino that he should refrain by introducing Kane back into the team too early this time around as his form usually suffers whenever he returns from injury.

He said that rushing Kane back too early might put him under the risk of picking up another injury.

Speaking to TalkSPORT, Murphy said, “The observation I’ve always made with Harry when he comes back from injuries is it takes him a while to get his rhythm back.

“The big shame for him and Spurs was just before he got injured he looked super sharp. He looked really fit and strong and hungry – the best I’d see him in a while.

“There are all sorts of formulas they use to tell you how long you should be back in training, and back in competitive games. I’m not sure you can put numbers on that, I think it’s down to the individual.

“But the last thing they want to do is put him at any risk.”

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  1. Does Danny Murphy know Harry Kane’s condition better than Mauricio Pochettino?
    Surely the manager is best placed to know the condition of his players and at what point to bring them back.
    This really is a non story.


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