Tottenham Boss Confirms Major Injury Boost Ahead Of Arsenal Trip
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed a major injury boost with the news that Harry Kane will be fit for Tottenham’s trip to Arsenal after the international break
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed a major injury boost with the news that Harry Kane will be fit for Tottenham’s trip to Arsenal after the international break, according to the Mirror.
Kane withdrew from the England squad earlier this week ahead of their upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil after picking up a knee concern at the weekend.
The 24-year-old striker was forced off midway through the second half of Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley on Sunday after taking a kick to his knee.
Pochettino suggested immediately after the game that Kane’s substitution was just precautionary and allowed the striker to link-up with the England squad but advised Gareth Southgate to be cautious with his star man.
Kane was assessed by the national team doctors and the decision was taken to release him from England duty sparking fears the injury was worse than first thought.
There were concerns that Kane could miss Tottenham’s visit to Arsenal in 10 days time, however, Pochettino has moved to play down those suggestions after insisting the striker will be fit to make the trip to the Emirates.
The Spurs boss is quoted as saying by the Mirror:
“Harry Kane is okay, he’s really good. You can see in the last game he received a kick in his knee.
“But don’t worry, he will be available for the next game.”
Kane had only recently returned from a hamstring injury that kept him out of the defeats to Man Utd and West Ham so understandably Spurs and England weren’t prepared to take any chances over his fitness.
It will be a huge boost to Tottenham for Kane to be available against Arsenal as he’s been in superb form so far this season with 13 goals in 14 games in all competitions.
However, Spurs have other concerns to worry about as Dele Alli and Harry Winks have also pulled out of the England squad while Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Toby Alderweireld, Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela are also currently on the sidelines.
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