They’ll want to stop this worrying trend…
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has hinted Harry Kane should be fit enough to return to the team for the visit of Real Madrid in the Champions League this week.
Spurs host the Spanish giants at Wembley on Wednesday evening and will be looking to maintain their strong start to this season’s competition, which has seen them beat Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia before earning a hard-fought draw against Real at the Bernabeu.
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Kane has been a crucial member of the Tottenham team again this season, netting five times in Europe so far, and his absence has been noticed in the club’s last two games.
Having netted a brace in the 4-1 win over Liverpool last weekend, Kane’s injury saw him miss the 3-2 Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham and the 1-0 Premier League defeat against Manchester United.
Two games and two defeats without their top scorer will be enough for Pochettino, who seemed to hint there’s a decent chance of that trend coming to an end for the visit of Madrid this week.
‘My feeling is good. But it’s not my feeling, it’s Harry’s feeling,’ the Argentine is quoted in the Sun.
‘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.’
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Kane could be keen to impress against Real if possible, with various rumours recently claiming his fine form has attracted the club’s attention.
One thing’s for sure, it is his performances in this competition that will ramp up his price tag and get him taken more seriously by Europe’s elite ahead of next summer’s transfer window.