Spurs Hopeful Harry Kane Will Return For Real Madrid Clash On Wednesday
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Harry Kane will recover in time for the Lilywhites’ UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday, after missing their trip to Manchester United in their Premier League clash on Saturday.
“We’re very disappointed, it’s a minor injury but we cannot take a risk,” Pochettino was quoted as saying by the club website ahead of the tie with the Red Devils.
“We’ll miss him for the next game and hope he will be ready for Real Madrid,” the Argentine manager opined as he stressed that Spurs’ collective strength would be enough to see them secure three points at Old Trafford despite Kane’s absence.
“Of course, football is about the squad, we have good players and we can replace him and try to win,” Pochettino asserted.
Kane, who has scored an impressive 13 times in 12 appearances this season, suffered a hamstring injury towards the end of Spurs’ 4-1 thumping of Liverpool on Saturday.
Pochettino had claimed he took the 24-year-old off because he was feeling tired but on Friday, Spurs revealed via their their Twitter account that Kane had suffered a slight strain to his hamstring.
In Kane’s absence, Pochettino has the option of starting backup striker Fernando Llorente in his place or could utilise Korean winger Son Heung-min as a false-nine. And the Spurs manager admitted he was still considering the pros and cons of both systems.
“It’s not an excuse that there is no Harry Kane tomorrow. We have Fernando, Son, we have options. We’ll take the best decision for the team,” the 45-year-old stated.