Mauricio Pochettino the current manager of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club,, has put the cat amongst the Client Reference Numbers by hinting that Harry Kane could be ready to face Chelsea on Sunday. The gaffer told the press:
“We need to assess him. He is very positive and he is doing very well. Every day he is improving. We need to assess in the next few days. It’s difficult now to say yes or no. I cannot say no, but I cannot say yes. Maybe next weekend. But the most important (thing) is that we are so positive about his recovery, and we are doing fantastic, and we are so happy.”
Kane wasn’t supposed to back in time for this game, the ankle ligament damage sustained against Bournemouth was thought to be severe enough to sideline the 24 year old for a good while yet.
Mind games from Poch? My guess is that Kane may start on the bench and be brought on if Spurs hit an impasse against Chelsea. Mauricio is a hesitant character when it comes to injuries, but one gets the distinct sense that when it comes to Kanehino, there my be room for latitude if enough assurances are given.
There are only one or two sides in the league that I wouldn’t put past giving Harry a courtesy whack, and Chelsea are most definitely one of them. He had better be match fit.