Jamie Carragher: This 23-year-old Tottenham star will be huge in Chelsea semi-final clash
By Matt Bullin
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has claimed that Harry Kane being available for Tottenham’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea is “huge”.
Kane made his full return from injury as Spurs thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 last time out.
The 23-year-old England star scored on his return to the starting XI as well as he powered one home from the edge of the box.
Mousa Dembele, Son Heung-min and Vincent Janssen were all also on target for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they claimed a vital three points.
The win meant they cut the gap between themselves and league leaders Chelsea to just four points.
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Tottenham have already faced Chelsea in the league twice this year, with both sides claiming one win, but next Saturday they face off at Wembley.
Although the match will not directly affect the league standings, whoever comes out on top will take a huge psychological advantage into the final six Premier League matches.
Speaking on Sky Sports 1’s Monday Night Football [Monday 10.30pm], Carragher spoke of Kane’s importance to his side.
He said: “The fact he’s back is absolutely huge – for next week, the semi-final. I think he came on as a sub last week, he’s got a full game under his belt, he’s got his goal.
“It’s a big game for them, yes we’re talking about the league, but if I’m in Tottenham’s shoes this week is all about the FA Cup.”
Kane has 20 goals and five assists in his 24 Premier League appearances this term, and he has also netted three goals in his two previous FA Cup games.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino made this Spurs 25-year-old the player he is today according to his brother.