13 Apr Tottenham news: Kane unlikely to return this year, states Pochettino
After critically injuring his shoulder that the Argentine boss doesn’t anticipate the striker to attribute in Tottenham’s staying Premier League matches
Mauricio Pochettino has stated he doesn’t anticipate Harry Kane to attribute for Tottenham this year till they achieve the Champions League final.
The England international was replaced with a foot injury later 58 minutes of the side’s 1-0 win over Manchester City at the first leg of the quarter-final tie on Tuesday.
City defender Fabian Delph inadvertently captured Kane when the striker attempted to obstruct a clearance, leaving Pochettino dreading the worst following the match.
Tottenham affirmed on Thursday their top scorer suffered a”major lateral limb injury” into his left shoulder – a replica of the harm sustained against Manchester United in January that ruled him out for just over a month.
@HKane (foot ) – continuing evaluation and unavailable for selection.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 12, 2019
Pochettino is uncertain whether the 25-year old will probably be back on the area again prior to the Premier League season finishes on May 12, although Spurs could nevertheless maintain Champions League contention at the point, together with the closing of this contest scheduled for June 1.
“He feels depressed and disappointed like everybody in the club. It is a challenging time for him personally, the team and us,” Pochettino told reporters at Friday’s news conference.
“We will need to evaluate him daily, but we will need to have appropriate responses to observe if he can potentially begin training together with the team.
“Now it’s not possible to provide a date. He suffered a similar injury last time against Manchester United which took five months, and when we arrive at the final of the Champions League possibly he’d have the option to play with, but we will see.
“We will need to check him he’s not at all a fantastic place that’s normal after a couple of days.”
Some magical minutes from the birthday boy!
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 11, 2019
Tottenham additionally lost Dele Alli to harm during their European triumph against City, the midfielder needing to be substituted late on after injuring his hands.
Pochettino is much more optimistic over Alli and while he’s not yet mastered the midfielder from contention for Saturday’s home game against Huddersfield Town, it’s more probable he returns in time to the next leg from City.
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“‘He broke his hands and we will need to evaluate today and determine whether he could be involved tomorrow” Pochettino added.
“I am not positive about tomorrow. I’m more optimistic he is going to be accessible for Man Town in the next leg. We are going to see and we are going to have a decision that’s best for everyone.”
Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Erik Lamela are Tottenham’s other supported absentees for the trip of relegated Huddersfield.