Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov believes that Harry Kane’s return to fitness gives the North Londoners a great chance of pushing for a top four finish in the Premier League.
Tottenham currently sit in eighth place in the table, seven points behind rivals Chelsea in fourth.
Jose Mourinho’s side have their work cut out if they hope to make up the points deficit when the season resumes considering there are only nine games left to play this campaign.
Spurs were struggling for form when the season was suspended back in March and were being left adrift in the race for the Champions League spots.
However, the suspension of the Premier League has proven a blessing in disguise for the Lilywhites as it has given the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn, and Moussa Sissoko the time they needed to recover from their respective injuries.
Berbatov insisted Kane’s return, in particular, will be a massive boost for Tottenham’s top-four hopes and revealed that he was left impressed after watching the England captain performing from shooting drills.
The Bulgarian told Betfair: “I have been watching Harry Kane’s recovery, he’s been training individually and I saw him doing some work on his shooting and have been impressed.
“He is ready, which is great news for Spurs and not so good news for the rest of the league.
“Spurs are seven points off the top four which is big but not so big at the same time.
“They are a serious team, especially with Kane coming back, so I will expect them to put up a good fight to try and close the gap on the top four, they will need some results to go their way, but first of all they need to do their own job to put them in a strong position should teams slip up.”
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With a fully fit squad now at Jose Mourinho’s disposal, we certainly have as good a chance as any side of finishing in the top four. It is vital that we start with a win against Manchester United as that is not only going to help us close the points deficit on a direct rival but also give us the momentum needed for the remaining matches.
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