By Harvey Byrne

Mauricio Pochettino has stated that it would be “difficult” to stop Harry Kane from joining up with the England national team if he is available for Tottenham’s match against Arsenal.

The 23-year-old star forward was forced off of the pitch early in September during a match against Sunderland after suffering an ankle injury.

He has not featured for the north London club since, but has returned to training with a match against Bayer Leverkusen coming up on Wednesday before a clash against their fierce rivals at the Emirates Stadium.

Pochettino will be keen to have Kane back in his side, with the team currently going through a run of five matches without a win.

However, the Argentine boss has stated if he is included then it would be difficult to not allow him to leave.

Although, the former Southampton manager did state that he’d never ask England boss Gareth Southgate to not pick Kane.

Kane had started the season slowly with his poor form dragging on from a Euro 2016 campaign where the striker and England struggled.

However, he scored two goals in his three fixtures before the injury and had looked to recapture his form in front of goal.

Now Tottenham will be hoping for a soon return as they look to mount a challenge for the Premier League title.

In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has revealed that Erik Lamela has picked up a hip injury during training ahead of Spurs’ match against Bayer Leverkusen.