By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Tottenham fear Harry Kane has damaged ankle ligaments and is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines, according to a report.

The Mirror claim the striker left White Hart Lane on crutches and with his right foot in a protective boot following Spurs’ 1-0 win over Sunderland on Sunday.

Kane hit the 58th-minute winner to see off 10-man Sunderland but he was carried off on a stretcher in the 86th after turning his ankle in a challenge with defender Papy Djilobodji.

“I’m sure there is maybe a problem with his ligaments but it is difficult to assess today,” Pochettino said afterwards, as quoted by the Mirror. “We need to wait.

“It was tough, he twisted the ankle. Now he feels pain and we see tomorrow. it’s painful and we need to wait.”

Kane will have scans on Monday to determine the extent of the injury but the Mirror report Spurs are concerned that he faces a lengthy absence which will deal a massive blow to their title ambitions.

Pochettino will now turn to Dutchman Vincent Janssen, signed for £18million from AZ Alkmaar during the summer.

He told the Mirror: “It’s difficult without Harry Kane but that’s why we signed Janssen and he is working well. He’s a striker that can give us a lot of things. That’s why you sign players, to arrive in the moment when you need them at the same level.”

Spurs also appeared to suffer injuries to midfielders Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele who were both substituted. But Pochettino eased concerns adding: “They only felt cramps in their hamstring, it’s not that big an issue.”

In other Tottenham team news, Gary Lineker has delivered his verdict on Kane after Spurs’ triumph.