Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that Harry Kane could miss the rest of Spurs’ season after he was forced to withdraw from their Champions League tie against Man City this evening.
It was a fantastic spectacle at Tottenham Hotspur stadium as the North London club grabbed a 1-0 first leg victory over fellow Premier League side Man City in what was the first Champions League tie at their new ground.
An early Sergio Aguero penalty was saved by Spurs ‘keeper Hugo Lloris before Heung Min Son popped up with the only goal of the game 12 minutes from time to ensure the North Londoners take a slender lead with them ahead of next weeks return leg at the Etihad.
However, despite the result, it wasn’t all good news for Spurs, who had to play for most of the second half without their talismanic striker Harry Kane, who had to be replaced following a heavy challenge from Fabian Delph.
Speaking after the game, Mauricio Pochettino told BT Sport that Kane might be out for the rest of the campaign, with the striker clearly suffering a serious injury to his left ankle.
“We need to check tomorrow but it looks like it is the same ankle and similar injury,” the Argentine said.
“It is very sad and very disappointing. We are going to miss him – maybe for the rest of the season. It is a worry for us.
“We hope it is not a big issue. But there is not to much time to recover. He twisted his ankle so we will see how it reacts in a few hours.”
The injury will also come as a concern to England boss Gareth Southgate who is hoping to steer his side to UEFA Nations League glory in the summer, with Kane expected to be the Three Lions first choice striker.