Key Tottenham Injury Doubt Determined To Return For Real Madrid Showdown
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is determined to get himself fit for their huge Champions League showdown against Real Madrid on Wednesday night
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is determined to get himself fit for their huge Champions League showdown against Real Madrid on Wednesday night, according to the Mirror.
Kane suffered a hamstring injury during the closing stages of Tottenham’s win over Liverpool 8 days ago with the striker limping off shortly after scoring twice during the 4-1 victory at Wembley.
Mauricio Pochettino was initially hopeful it was nothing serious but Kane was subsequently ruled out of Tottenham’s League Cup defeat to West Ham while he also missed Saturday’s loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Pochettino admitted over the weekend that Kane was a major doubt to face Madrid on Wednesday night with the Spurs boss insisting they won’t take any unnecessary risks for their star striker.
The Tottenham coach is quoted as saying by the Mirror:
“With the doctors and the player, we will take the best decision for everyone. It’s not the last game or the final where you would say: ‘ok, after that it’s holidays.’
“We must analyse and take the best decision for everyone. We will assess him and then we will make the best decision. My feeling is good. But it’s not my feeling, it’s Harry Kane’s feeling.”
Understandably, Pochettino doesn’t want to rush Kane back, especially when Spurs are already well-placed in the group to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
However, the Mirror claim that despite the striker being described as ‘touch and go’, Kane is understood to be ‘determined’ to face the European champions and is pushing himself to get fit for the game.
We’ll have to wait and see how he recovers over the next 48 hours but the last thing Tottenham want is Kane rushing himself back only to aggravate the hamstring injury even further, so I’m sure Pochettino will be cautious over starting him on Wednesday night.
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