Tottenham star provides update on Kane’s fitness and mentality ahead of restart

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Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris has revealed Harry Kane is raring to go ahead of Tottenham’s return to Premier League action.

The striker has not been involved in a competitive game since injuring his hamstring on New Year’s Day against Southampton, but has now made a full recovery.

The 26-year-old has been involved in a behind closed door match against Norwich this week as he looks to get match fit ahead of the clash against Manchester United on June 19.

Speaking about Kane, Lloris said (Football.London): “He is ready. In his mind he is ready and that’s the most important thing.

“He recovered very well from his bad injury and he is the one really looking forward to getting back into the competition.

“Everyone knows his targets, his ambition and his willingness to win. We all need the repetition of games to reach our best level but that is going to be the case even for the opponents we are going to play.

“Harry is in a good place and just waiting to start the season again, like all of us.”

Apart from the England captain, Spurs also have the luxury of having the likes of Moussa Sissoko, Heung-min Son, and Steven Bergwijn back fully fit.

The Tottenham number one admitted that the Lilywhites have been one of the teams who have benefited from the long suspension of the league.

He said: “There’s always winners and losers. It’s the same when you talk about the teams fighting against relegation.

“At that time we were all in different form and unfortunately the COVID came from nowhere. No-one could have expected that. It is true that in this moment we were not at our best. It is fair to say that, but it belongs to the past.

“It is a decision taken by the Premier League but we all wanted to finish the season and now we are getting close. All teams have recovered players from injuries. It’s true that it’s been a very strange season, but it has to end.”

Like Spurs, United have also benefited from the suspension as both Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are now back fit.

Lloris insisted that his France international teammate, Pogba, will want to make his presence felt on his return, just as Kane would.

The goalkeeper added: “For Paul, it’s even a longer period than Harry without playing, but I know Paul and as soon as he gets on the field, he just wants to win.

“He’s going to make everything possible to be at his best level to help Manchester United to get the top four. Yeah, I think it’s the case everywhere.”

Spurs Web Opinion

A lot has been made of the return of both Tottenham and Man United’s injured stars. While it is possible that the likes of Kane, Son, Pogba or Rashford could produce moments of magic that could decide the game, I believe the result will depend to a large extent on how fit both sets of players are. This is essentially like the first game of the season and players will take two or three matches to get match fit.

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