By Richard Parks
Jermaine Jenas has revealed he was “surprised” at how sharp Harry Kane was in his comeback cameo for Tottenham in their 3-1 win against Chelsea on Sunday.
The Spurs talisman was named as a substitute at Stamford Bridge just three weeks after damaging ankle ligaments at Bournemouth.
Kane was introduced into the action as a replacement for Son Heung-Min, who had spearheaded the attack for the second consecutive match, with his team already two goals clear.
He did not mark his return with a goal but former Tottenham midfielder Jenas was impressed by the fitness of the front man.
“I’m surprised at how sharp Harry Kane is,” Jenas told BBC Radio Five Live, as quoted by the BBC Sport website’s live match blog (Sunday, 5.49pm). “I’m not sure whether he is playing on adrenaline or not, but he is looking sharp and going by players with ease.”
Football Insider verdict:
Kane’s reputation as a miracle man is only going to be enhanced by his quicker-than-expected recovery from injury, which is key to the team’s hopes of not only nailing down a top-four spot, but also ending their 10-year trophy drought. Tottenham have showed they can win without Kane, but he provides such a brilliant focal point to the attack that his presence makes a major difference. The FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United later this month is now a huge match, and Kane should be back in top condition comfortably in time for that game.
In other Tottenham news, the club are working on a deal to sign a 29-year-old left footer who would be a sensational signing.