Noel Whelan believes that the Tottenham squad will be buzzing after Jose Mourinho confirmed Harry Kane was back in training after his injury.
The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes that the return of the Lilywhites talisman will be a “massive” boost for his teammates.
Speaking to Sky Sports earlier this week, Mourinho confirmed that Kane, as well as Heung-min Son, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn, were all back in training after their respective injury layoffs.
"I can't say they are ready to play but they are not injured"
Jose Mourinho spoke to @GeoffShreeves about the fitness levels of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 27, 2020
The England striker has been missing since the start of the year, having picked up a serious thigh injury against Southampton which required surgery.
With the 26-year-old having been given time to recover due to the Premier League shutdown, Whelan believes the Tottenham squad have been handed a significant morale boost with his return to fitness.
Whelan told Football Insider: “It’s massive, he’s such a talisman is Harry Kane that I think he carries a lot of pressure on his shoulders and sometimes takes the game by himself.
“He’s a leader out there and these kind of players are hard to replace – we’ve found that with Tottenham, how difficult they found certain games without that sort of player. Not only is he a fantastic finisher, he does so much in that number 10 and midfielder area.
“He’s one of these players that when you see him on the teamsheet, it gives an extra boost to every other player that’s in the team. Not many players can do that but Harry commands that kind of respect.
“I think having him back now at the back end of the season is huge for Jose Mourinho – let’s not forget about Sissoko and how well he’s been doing, how important he’s been. For Jose to be getting these two back, it’s a massive, massive bonus.”
The Premier League has confirmed a provisional restart date of 17 June, subject to health and safety requirements.
Spurs currently sit eighth in the table with nine games left to play.
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