Tottenham superstar Harry Kane believes that Spurs can still catch up with Chelsea, who are 10 points ahead of Lilywhites in the league table. The White Hart Lane outfit are currently placed 2nd in the standings, with 56 points from 27 games.
Harry Kane has scored 19 goals in the league this season so far, from 22 games and was on red hot form until last weekend, when he injured himself in the FA Cup quarterfinal tie against Millwall, which Tottenham won 6-0.
The Englishman was brought down by Millwall defender Jake Cooper when he came rushing to tackle for the ball. Kane had his ankle rolled over and was taken off minutes later. He was substituted by Christian Eriksen and Spurs never looked back from thereon, making the contest a complete one-way traffic.
Though Kane is unavailable to play on the pitch, he seems to be giving some words of motivation to his teammates. He was quoted by Daily Star:
“We have to keep believing and we have a team who do believe. As you saw from Barcelona against PSG, anything is possible in football. We are in a good position, second in the table but quite a few points behind Chelsea.
“We have a run of games where we are playing teams around mid-table and in the bottom half, so if we can get some good results, you never know.”
Kane left the pitch after just 10 minutes and was found leaving the stadium in crutches. It was a worrying sight for the Tottenham faithful to watch their beloved striker struggle his way out.
With Kane out injured, it might be difficult for Tottenham to cope with as the striker is their main source of goals. Without him, it is even hard to imagine where Spurs would be in the league table, with deputy striker Vincent Janssen not having scored from open play in the league yet.
Stats suggest that Spurs average just 1.5 points per game when Kane has not started. With Harry in the side, the number goes up to 1.8 points per game, which would mean a difference of 4 points from now until the end of the season. This could be the difference between losing out on a place in the top-4 for the Spurs.
However, the striker believes otherwise and it will be interesting to see how Spurs respond to the loss of their star striker. Janssen has not been able to settle down in England and is far from being the first choice, thereby leaving Heung-Min Son to take up the responsibilities of being the striker for the rest of the season. Though he is a good attacker, Son is not a natural striker like Kane and might have to overachieve in order to give similar returns.