Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is said to be coming under increasing pressure to rush Harry Kane back and add some potency to his frontline.
Spurs are now without a win in their last five games in all competitions, having been held to four draws and suffering a defeat away at Liverpool in the EFL Cup last week.
During that run, they’ve scored just three goals and the lack of attacking threat is undoubtedly hurting their chances of staying in the hunt for the Premier League title.
Pochettino’s men have now dropped three points adrift of their rivals at the top of the table, while they face a crucial week now with their Champions League meeting with Bayer Leverkusen coupled with the north London derby at the weekend.
According to The Times, it could now force the Spurs boss to rush Kane back into action in Europe in midweek. while the initial plan was to bring him off the bench against Arsenal on Sunday.
It’s unlikely that Kane will be fit enough to start against Leverkusen given he’s been out for a month with an ankle injury and has yet to play any minutes to regain his match fitness.
Nevertheless, it now looks as though Spurs are going to take somewhat of a risk by bringing him back ahead of schedule, in the hope that he can inspire his misfiring teammates to secure improved results.