Pochettino admits it will be ‘difficult’ for Kane to play for Spurs again this season

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino believes the ankle injury sustained by Harry Kane will rule the forward out for the rest of the season.

Kane was substituted during Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday night, following a collision with England teammate Fabian Delph.

Having been assessed by the club’s medical staff, Spurs released a club statement saying that the England captain had suffered significant lateral ligament damage to his left ankle, and will be out for the foreseeable future.

The injury is the latest in a line of ankle problems for Kane, and Spurs boss Pochettino admits it will be ‘difficult’ for the 25-year-old to play again this season.

“He is in a good place because he is a positive guy. It is a little bit sad but he is looking forward to recovering as soon as possible.” Pochettino told the press ahead of his sides home clash with Huddersfield tomorrow.

When asked if he believes Kane could return this season, Pochettino said:

“We’ll see, there is five weeks, it is going to be difficult. Next week we are going to see with the specialist. We are going to do everything to recover him as soon as possible but there is only five weeks of the season to recover.”