Tottenham may have just been given the most critical injury update in their history as Harry Kane has assured fans that he’ll be fit for the Champions League final.
The England international is confident of his chances of making it to the club’s first ever Champions League finale according to London Evening Standard.
He has been out since action suffering a second ligament injury on his left ankle after a horrible coming together with Fabian Delph in the first leg of Spurs’ quarterfinals tie against Manchester City back in April.
The injury was earlier feared to rule Kane out for rest of the season, but he has stepped up his rehab a notch after his team made it to the Champions League finale.
Harry Kane’s injury update will come as a significant boost for manager Mauricio Pochettino although this puts him in a tough selection dilemma.
Kane has been out for almost two months now and starting him straight into the Champions League finale could be a bit too much to chew to Pochettino.
Both Heung Min-Son and Lucas Moura have stepped up big time in Kane’s absence and dropping either of them to accommodate the star forward will be a gutsy call to make for the Argentine.
Kane was quizzed regarding his fitness after Spurs’ triumph against Ajax in the second leg of the semifinals.
“Rehab is going well. I started straight-line running this week, and I have to start training even harder to prove myself to the gaffer,” he replied.
Harry Kane’s latest injury update will also come as a significant boost for Gareth Southgate’s England side as they challenge for the UEFA Cup of nations in June.
The Spurs forward was named in the 27-man provisional squad although the final 23-man list comes out on Monday.
When asked Whether Kane needs to play in the Champions League final to stake his claim for the final squad, Southgate replied:
“Not necessarily because they might take a view that Moura scored a hat-trick and Son played well so they keep him as an impact player. I guess that depends on how Harry trains in the build-up.”