Pochettino delivers positive verdict on Kane’s return

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Dom Le Roy

While Tottenham are currently having to manage without several of their key players due to injuries at the moment including their star striker Harry Kane.

The England captain damaged ligaments in his left ankle during the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City, just a couple of months on from injuring the same ankle against Manchester United.

In Kane’s absence, Spurs are having to rely on the likes of Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente to provide them with the firepower up front, while Vincent Janssen has also put in a couple of cameos off the bench.

After the 1-0 defeat against West Ham United, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was asked about Kane’s recovery, and he refused to rule out a potential return for the striker before the end of the season if the club can make it through to the final of the Champions League.

Speaking to Football.London, the Argentine said, “We’ll see. Yesterday we were talking. We will see what happens. If you said to me he is going to be available for the second leg in Ajax or the last game against Everton, I don’t know.

“For sure it is going to be difficult. If we are capable to beat Ajax and be in the final on June 1 then maybe yes. Yesterday we were talking about that, we’ll see.”

Spurs Web’s take:

Based on Pochettino’s words, it looks as if Kane is expected to return in time for the Champions League final but is pushing to make an earlier return. The 25-year-old has a history of returning earlier than expected from ankle injuries.

However, given that he has injured his left ankle multiple times in recent years, it would make sense to allow the prolific forward to recover completely instead of rushing him back, although he would be desperate to be involved in the Champions League.

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