When Harry Kane hobbled down the tunnel at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the second half of the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Manchester City with a significant ankle injury, many fans had feared that his season was over.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed in late April prior to the Ajax semi-final fixtures that his ‘gut’ feeling was that the striker could play again should the club progress to the final and it looks like his prediction was correct (Guardian).
With just over a week until Tottenham face Liverpool in the biggest game in the club’s history when they take to the field in the Champions League final in Madrid, a former player has revealed that the star striker has told him that he will be ready to play.
Graham Roberts, who was part of Tottenham’s UEFA Cup winning side in 1984 caught up with Kane during a recent charity night at the new stadium.
Roberts told Sky Sports News: “I had my gala dinner the other night for my charity and Harry Kane came, and the first question that was asked was ‘Are you fit?’. And he said yes.
“So he’s raring to go. Yesterday [Wednesday] he started joining in with boys [in training].
“He’s got that aura about him and everybody looks up to him. He’s such a character that I think, to be honest, the players will be disappointed if he doesn’t play.
“When he ran onto the pitch after [the game against Ajax] you thought he’s not far away now. I think he was disappointed he wasn’t on the bench for the semi-final.
“But they’ve given him a little longer and now he’s fit. He’s a big character and leads the line well for us and watch out Liverpool.”
Kane’s return from injury would represent a significant boost for Spurs ahead of the fixture, despite the fact that he has not played a competitive match since April 20th he is known for his dedication to recovery and will be expecting to take to the field at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
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