Kevin Phillips explains how Spurs’ push for a top four finish is back on

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Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips believes that the planned return of the Premier League season will represent a boost for Tottenham Hotspur with Harry Kane and Heung-min Son on the comeback trail.

Kane has been out of action since tearing his hamstring in the New Year’s Day defeat at Southampton and was joined on the sidelines by Son, who fractured his right arm in the opening minutes of the 3-2 victory at Aston Villa on February 16th.

UEFA announced yesterday that European Leagues, which represents football leagues across the continent, says it is committed to completing European and domestic seasons by 30 June at the latest (Sky Sports).

The current Premier League season has been suspended until at least April 4th as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which has allowed the Sputs pair further time to recover from their respective injury issues.

Phillips admits the return of Kane and Son gives Spurs improved hope of a top four finish, he told Football Insider: “It is a huge boost.

“You have to take advantage of this and get Kane and Son fit. You have seen how it affects Tottenham when those two are not playing, it has a massive effect.

“Kane is like a machine when he gets injured. He will certainly be back when we return.

“It was a blow losing Son but use this time to get him back and firing.

“When they come back in they can make a push for European football next season because if they do not get it, with the new stadium, it would be a big blow for them.”

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