Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has urged Tottenham not to rush Harry Kane back from his injury.
The England captain has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury during the 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day.
Tottenham’s ability to put the ball in the back of the net has suffered considerably in Kane’s absence with the side lacking a focal point to their attack who can help to hold the ball up and bring the midfielders into play.
The injury to Son Heung-min has made the situation even worse with the North Londoners having lost both of their most prolific goalscorers.
Jose Mourinho revealed during the press conference on Friday that Kane is ahead of schedule in his recovery (Football.London).
However, Phillips fears that the striker might come back to action too quickly without giving his body the time it requires to heal.
The former England international felt that Kane was rushed back from his ankle injury by the club last season ahead of the Champions League final.
Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips said: “There is always that danger. At the end of the day, Harry Kane being Harry Kane, He is so professional.
“Talking to people who work with him he is so professional off the pitch he will be doing everything within his power to get back before the end of the season because he will be desperate to play in the Euros.
“You feel like they rushed him at the end of last season for the Champions League final because he did not look himself. You would like to think they have learned from that.
“Ultimately, if Harry tells the staff he feels good they are not going to hold him back too much but they will be sensible. They do not want him breaking down over the summer.”
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Given the amount of football Harry Kane has played in the last 5-6 years, the number of injuries he’s picked up is hardly surprising. The only extended breaks he’s had is during the injury layoffs he’s had in the last couple of years. It’s a shame that he will be involved again in the Euros this summer and not have the time he needs to rest.
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