This will be music to the ears of Tottenham fans this afternoon, as Pochettino has now announced exactly when Harry Kane is hoping to return to action.
Kane picked up an injury late on against Man United at Wembley last month, and the initial prognosis suggested a layout until early March.
Any return around now, coming up to mid February, would be a remarkable recovery for the England captain.
Some Spurs fans may have been hoping to get their main man back in time to face Dortmund in mid week, however Pochettino has ruled this out as a possibility.
The Argentine manager has revealed that they have to stop Kane every day as he pushes to recover in as quick a time as possible.
However, it looks as if Poch’s star striker will be back in time for the return Champions League leg in Germany.
Pochettino claimed Kane would not play against Leicester or Dortmund in the next week, but beyond that ‘we’ll see’.
He said (Football London): “He’s doing well. He’s doing fantastic. We have to stop him every day, because he wants to be ahead of his recovery and he’s very optimistic and his determination to play as soon as possible is unbelievable.”
“If you see him, he’s nearly ready to play, but we need to be realistic too. I think he’s so close to come back again, not for Sunday and not for Wednesday, but we’ll see after.”
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