Harry Redknapp on how Spurs can benefit from an early Harry Kane return

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur face an uphill battle to qualify for the Champions League once again after what has been a difficult season.

Former manager Mauricio Pochettino guided the club to four successive campaigns in European football’s most prestigious club competition along with a first appearance in last season’s final only to suffer a 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in Madrid.

A difficult start to the campaign which saw the club drop into the lower half of the Premier League table ended up costing the Argentine his job.

The appointment of Jose Mourinho saw somewhat of an upturn in form with the ‘bounce’ now certainly over following frustrating defeats at the hands of Chelsea and Wolves in the last two league outings.

Mourinho now finds himself five points adrift of his former employers Chelsea who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot.

Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp believes that the club still have a chance of making it into the top four if star striker Harry Kane can return earlier than first anticipated.

Kane has been sidelined since suffering a hamstring tear at Southampton on New Year’s Day and was recently joined in the treatment room by Heung-min Son who fractured his arm against Aston Villa.

Speaking about Kane to PA news agency of which Ham High are a member, Redknapp said: “To have him available for the Euros is going to be very important and, for Tottenham, they’re still looking to get a top-four finish so he could help push them over the line and get where they want to be.

“It’s going to be tight there. It’s very open. Tottenham have got a good squad of players. I know they’ve got a couple of injuries at the moment but they’ve still got enough good players to really push for that fourth spot.

“It’s great to see Harry getting fit. He’s a fantastic boy, great professional and great player.”

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