Tottenham have work to do in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Ajax next week, after losing the first leg 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Tottenham had to deal with a whole host of injuries and suspensions for the game as the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Erik Lamela, Harry Winks, and Serge Aurier were all unavailable.
Tottenham particularly struggled as an attacking force as they lacked a cutting-edge upfront without Kane and Son up front.
While the South Korean will return for the second leg in Amsterdam next week, Tottenham will likely have to wait longer for the England striker to regain his full fitness, with Pochettino suggesting that the 25-year-old can be available in time for the CL final if Spurs get there (The Guardian).
Tottenham legend Ledley King has now said that he believes we have not seen the last of Kane this season and backed the striker to recover from his ankle injury.
Speaking to Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday afternoon (3:07 pm, April 27, 2019), King said, “I think he could (Kane could return this season).
“Harry is a very fast healer, he wants to play, he just wants to play and score goals and have an impact on the team, so it wouldn’t surprise me, but at the same time he needs to make sure that he is right.”
Spurs Web’s take
While there is no doubt that Harry Kane will be doing all that he can to get back to full fitness, it is important that Spurs don’t rush him back and give him the time he needs to recover quickly.
Pochettino will be hoping that Spurs have enough firepower upfront without Kane to see off Ajax in the second leg so that Kane will be available in time for the final.
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