'Huge' - Exclusive: Kevin Phillips reacts to key Tottenham double boost
Kevin Phillips claimed the likelihood of the Premier League season being completed in the summer is “a huge boost” for Tottenham as Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min close in on comebacks.
The former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted the return of the star pair improves their chances of Champions League qualification.
The Premier League announced on Friday that all fixtures would be postponed until April 4 due to the outbreak of coronavirus while Euro 2020 was today suspended for a year.
Kane is expected to return next month after being sidelined since New Year’s Day after rupturing a tendon in his hamstring away to Southampton.
When asked if the Premier League suspension improved Spurs’ hopes of a top-four finish, Phillips told Football Insider: “It is a huge boost.
“You have to take advantage of this and get Kane and Son fit. You have seen how it affects Tottenham when those two are not playing, it has a massive effect.
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“Kane is like a machine when he gets injured. He will certainly be back when we return.
“It was a blow losing Son but use this time to get him back and firing.
“When they come back in they can make a push for European football next season because if they do not get it, with the new stadium, it would be a big blow for them.”
Kane has scored 17 goals in 25 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side this season.
Spurs have been without a recognised striker since Son Heung-min fractured his arm against Aston Villa last month.
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