Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has revealed that Harry Kane has still been one the leaders in the dressing room despite being out of action with a hamstring injury.
Kane had to undergo an operation after rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring and it was confirmed that the striker faced an extended spell on the sidelines.
Jose Mourinho has said that the 26-year-old is likely to be back for the game against Leicester City on the 9th of May at the earliest (Football.London).
Kane has now flown to the Caribbean for warm-weather training (Daily Mail) but Phillips has insisted that the Spurs striker still spends a lot of time in the dressing room despite his injury.
He told Football Insider: “Knowing people that know him (Kane), he’ll still be in and around that dressing room, he’ll still be in the dressing room day today with the players so he’ll still be a leader off the pitch, I’m sure of that.
“Huge blow, not just for Tottenham but possibly the Euros in the summer. Harry, unfortunately, has picked up a few injuries the last year two years but this one is by far the worst.”
While the 46-year-old wished Kane would be back in action as soon as possible, he did warn of the risks of rushing him back too quickly.
Phillips added: “A hamstring, if you don’t get it right and then rush him back it not only affects Tottenham and England but it will affect his future and that can’t happen.
“Whether that means he misses the Euros then so be it but as an England fan, I hope he comes back with 4, 5 games of the Premier League season left works on his fitness and he’s fine for the Euros.
“From Tottenham’s point of view – watching the game on Sunday, Spurs have that false nine, Moura played up top – it’s tough.”
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We are extremely lucky to have Kane not just because of his incredible talent but also because of his excellent attitude and leadership skills. It is almost as if he is a throwback to a footballer from a previous generation. While Kane will obviously want to get back playing as quickly as possible, we need to ensure he is fully recovered before bringing him back in.
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