Mauricio Pochettino has said that the injury suffered by Harry Kane in today’s defeat to Manchester United is a ‘worry’ for him.
Spurs failed to score for only the second time this season, being undone by a Marcus Rashford strike just before the half-time interval.
Pochettino’s men would go on to batter Manchester United after the break, only to be denied by a combination of poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping, with David de Gea making 11 saves in the second half alone.
Aside from slipping nine points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race, the Spurs faithful will have been more concerned with the sight of star striker Harry Kane sitting on the Wembley turf long after the final whistle receiving treatment on his ankle before slowly limping off the pitch.
The England captain appeared to roll his ankle under heavy pressure from Manchester United defender’s Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof in the dying stages of today’s game, and speaking afterwards, Mauricio Pochettino admitted that he is worried for the fitness of the England captain.
“My worry is that it was a bad tackle in the last moment. It wasn’t the intention of the United player but it was a bad tackle and now he has a bit of swelling on his ankle and he was limping after the game,” Pochettino said in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.
“We are going to lose Son for the Asia Cup and if Harry Kane suffers an injury, it is going to be massive for us.”