Pochettino Offers Update On Kane Injury Ahead Of Man Utd Trip
Mauricio Pochettino has moved to ease fears over Harry Kane after the striker limped off during the closing stages of Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Liverpool
Mauricio Pochettino has moved to ease fears over Harry Kane’s fitness after the striker limped off during the closing stages of Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Liverpool at Wembley this afternoon.
Kane continued his excellent start to the new season as he opened the scoring early on before netting Tottenham’s fourth shortly after half-time to secure an impressive win over the Reds.
The England international was forced off with just three minutes remaining after going down clutching the back of his thigh and Kane was replaced by Fernando Llorente for the final minutes.
It sparked fears the 24-year-old may have pulled his hamstring which would have ruled him out of next weekend’s huge showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
However, it looks like Tottenham fans can breath a huge sign of relief as Pochettino has revealed that Kane was just suffering from tiredness and hasn’t picked up a hamstring injury.
Kane played 180 minutes against Bournemouth and Real Madrid in the week leading up to the Liverpool game today so Pochettino says his star striker was just feeling the effects of a gruelling week.
The Spurs boss suggested that Kane is likely to be rested for Tottenham’s League Cup game with West Ham in midweek to ensure he’s in top condition for next weekend’s trip to Old Trafford.
Pochettino is quoted as saying by the Metro:
‘No. He was tired from the end. ‘It was a massive effort at Bournemouth and today. It’s normal hes a little tired. It will be no problem.
‘Maybe yes [I will rest him on Wednesday]. We have game and then Manchester United and Real Madrid. It’s important to know he played two games with the national team before playing with Bournemouth.
‘Wednesday maybe he needs to rest.’
The news will come as a huge boost to Tottenham as Kane has been in scintillating form this campaign with today’s brace taking his season tally to 13 goals in just 12 games in all competitions.
Spurs head in to the United game sitting level on points with Jose Mourinho’s men in second position in the table so it promises to be a titanic battle between two titles contenders at Old Trafford.
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