Hutton shares Kane injury fears after 'shocking' Tottenham sighting
Alan Hutton has admitted he fears the worst for Tottenham if Harry Kane picks up another injury blow this season.
The former Spurs and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Lilywhites were “shocking” without their attacking talisman in the two-and-a-half games he missed.
Tottenham lost to both Brighton and Chelsea 1-0 before the 27-year-old made a surprise comeback for the 2-0 win over West Brom on Sunday.
Kane made a goalscoring return to action against the Baggies despite Jose Mourinho suggesting he could be out for a matter of weeks at the end of January.
Hutton admitted it was worrying to see how poor Spurs were without the England captain in the side and insisted their season depended on keeping him fit.
Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “He’s good with dealing with ankle injuries I think, he seems to get them at this time of year every season but look, he’s their talisman.
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“They’ve been shocking, absolutely shocking, when he’s not played and for me that’s probably the worrying thing for a Spurs supporter or however you may look at it.
“When he doesn’t play, the team don’t play, they’re very heavy reliant on him but it was good to see him back so quickly, he was the difference-maker, and they need to keep him fit, it is as simple as that.”
Kane has now scored 20 goals and registered a further 14 assists in 30 appearances across all competitions.
Steven Bergwijn and Carlos Vinicius filled in at centre-forward in his absence against Brighton and Chelsea respectively.