Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful of a quick return for star striker Harry Kane after the Englishman picked up a bad knock in the win over Millwall. Kane had twisted his ankle during the game and it seemed like it was the same injury which kept him out for almost seven weeks earlier in the season. He also revealed the possible return date – 3 or 4 weeks (after the international break).
The loss of Kane certainly affected the side and it did lead to them getting knocked out of the UEFA Champions League back then. And there is a sense of concern and unrest around the White Hart Lane regarding his injury. But the manager stated that the positive attitude of Kane could see the striker even return after the international break.
“We need to assess day by day,” Pochettino said. “He’s positive. He’s talking about after international break, three or four weeks. That’s good but we need to be careful with his injury. We have full trust in our doctors and physios.”
While the return in a couple of weeks does seem to be a little off, Pochettino wasn’t too sure about when he would actually return but stated that a positive attitude could make a big difference to the recovery time.
“We hope that as soon as possible he can be available again. That’s our wish. I express my feeling and the way we are at the training ground. Don’t take my word. If not four weeks, it’s five weeks or whatever. But he’s positive and if you’re positive it can affect in a big way the injuries.”
Kane has been Tottenham’s best player once again this season and was in incredible form before picking up the injury. The 23-year-old had scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and was in the running for the Golden Boot award once again, with 19 strikes in the league, but it seems that this injury could actually keep him out till May.
That might be good news for Vincent Janssen but the Dutch striker has yet to perform to his best abilities and it could be Son Heung-Min who plays as the striker till the end of the season. The South Korean did score a hat-trick in the 6-0 win over Millwall and if he can replicate that kind of form till the season ends, Spurs could be in for some silverware.