Mauricio Pochettino has moved to squash rumours that Harry Kane could return to fitness in the next couple of weeks.
The Spurs striker has been side lined since suffering a significant ankle injury during the 1-0 win of the Champions League quarter final first leg against Manchester City.
There had been some speculation that Kane could return in time for the second leg of the semi-final against Ajax next Wednesday evening in Amsterdam (talkSPORT), but this now appears to beyond even Kane’s track record of returning to fitness ahead of schedule.
Pochettino was asked by reporters about Kane’s chances of facing the Dutch giants and after consulting with his assistant, Jesus Perez informed the reporters at the press conference that there will be no return for the 25-year-old.
Spurs will also be without Heung-min Son, with the South Korean serving a one-match suspension while fellow forward Vincent Janssen is ineligible which leaves Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente as his only attacking options available at his disposal.
Pochetinno told Football.London: “He’s doing well. He’s working and starting to run a bit inside. His rehab is so good but we cannot create any idea that we maybe cannot achieve. The most important thing is that he is in a good place and we’ll see what happens. (Will he be available for the second leg? Turns to Jesus) Will he? No chance? Oh Jesus says no chance.”
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