Paul Robinson claims it is a “huge boost” for Tottenham to have Harry Kane back but fears for the striker’s fitness ahead of what promises to be a busy schedule.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted Jose Mourinho will have a challenge on his hands man managing the 26-year-old and others than are returning from long lay-offs.
Kane has not played since New Year’s Day after he ruptured a tendon in his hamstring against Southampton.
Feeling fitter every day. Hope everyone’s keeping well ⚽️☀️ pic.twitter.com/B6tFdzwuBk
— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 21, 2020
As revealed by Football Insider, the England captain is ready to make his long-awaited return for the Lilywhites along with Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min.
Jose Mourinho’s side returned to training in small groups last week and the UK government has today approved the return of close-contact training.
When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to the striker’s return, Robinson said: “It is a huge boost for Spurs fans having him back.
“He has been out for an unprecedented amount of time. This is the longest break that he has ever had in football.
“My concern for Kane is whether he can play 90 minutes and whether he can play 90 minutes three times a week. I suspect that he cannot.
“Other players have been out for months as well and it will be very difficult to get any game time before the season restarts.
“League Two and the National League have abandoned their leagues and I suspect League One will not be far behind – so where do clubs get their behind-closed-door friendlies from?
“It will be crucial how the likes of Kane are man managed through these games.”
The Premier League is preparing for a resumption of fixtures in early-June with teams likely to be required to play two to three games a week.
Kane has scored 17 goals in 25 appearances so far this season.
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