Harry Kane is probably the most in-form striker in the world right now. The Englishman can’t just seem to stop scoring after having a “no goal show” in August.
He is currently Premier league’s highest goal scorer for this season with eight goals in nine matches. Kane is odds on via 888sport and many other bookmakers to become this season’s highest goal scorer despite the excellent form of the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Aguero, Lukaku and Morata. Tottenham’s management and the fans surely know if we are to do well this season, we need to manage to keep Harry Kane fit for the rest of the season.
This is why I believe many must have been scared when Kane was seen clutching his hamstring when he was subbed off in yesterday’s 4-1 win over Liverpool. The 24-year-old striker was obviously in discomfort while walking off the pitch and this led to fears that he could be missing in action for couple of weeks.
Sky Sports journalist Geoff Shreeves has however dismissed these fears. Geoff Shreeves went on twitter to provide an update on Kane’s injury, he confirmed he spoke with the striker and Mauricio Pochettino and that he has been assured the injury is not a serious one.
Here is a Twitter exchange regarding the injury:
Sky’s @GeoffShreeves asks Harry Kane a piffling question about Kobe Bryant, but nothing on why he went off clutching his hamstring. Bizarre.
— Jake Kanter (@Jake_Kanter) October 22, 2017
told me he thought was fine, going to have it checked and Potch would know when he came to do his interview. MP confirmed so.
— Geoff Shreeves (@GeoffShreeves) October 22, 2017
This is good news for Tottenham. Although we still have Son who has played well recently, if we will want to mount another title challenge, we can’t afford to have Kane going out with injuries for too long.
Manchester City have Aguero and Gabriel and seem to be able to get goals everywhere on the pitch, and although Alli, Eriksen and Son have done well so far for Tottenham, Kane for me could be the game changer for us. I don’t see City maintaining the form they currently are in but considering how thin our squad is, especially in attack, we simply can’t afford injuries. If we keep our players fit, we can take advantage when City have a dip in form as every team will at one point this season.
I expect Kane to be rested for some matches in the coming days. Another draw against Real Madrid in the Champions league next week gets us even closer to qualification for the second round of the Champions league which means we can afford to rest Kane for the last two matches or use him in bit-part roles for some of the matches, assuming off course results in other matches in the group go our way.