Mauricio Pochettino has said that Harry Kane is in contention to make his Tottenham Hotspur return after recovering from injury ahead of schedule.
The England international was not expected to return to training until March after suffering an ankle injury in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley last month.
However, Kane has been back in training for over a week already and speaking ahead of Saturday’s early kick-off against Burnley, Spurs boss Pochettino confirmed that he could return to action, describing him as ‘an animal’.
“He’s good. He’s very good. I think we need to assess him. One training session more and then decide, but I think he’s doing well and I’m happy for him,” Pochettino said in his pre-match press conference.
“Maybe he’s going to be available to be part of the squad. We all know that Harry is an animal and wants to be ready as soon as possible.
“The issue that he suffered is tough to recover from, you can’t push and push. We are so happy that the last 10 days have been fantastic and being available again will be a massive impact for all of us.”
Asked if Kane feels ready to play, Pochettino insisted that the final decision whether his star striker plays or not is solely on his shoulders, and not the players.
“Yes, but I don’t care, like him or another player it will be me to decide, with my staff, the sports science and the doctor.
“Of course if you ask him 10 days ago he was ready to play. The last worry is always with me who is going to take the risk.”