By Richard Parks
Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he is anxiously awaiting an update on Harry Kane after he twisted his ankle during Tottenham’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Monday.
But the Argentine has eased any fears about Dele Alli and Danny Rose, who, like Kane, were substituted during the match due to injury.
The main headache for Pochettino is the fitness of striker Kane, who rolled his ankle in the first half after scoring from what was deemed an offside position and was immediately substituted to spark fears he could face a spell on the sidelines.
“We’re a little bit concerned about the Harry Kane injury,” said Pochettino after the match to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sunday Sport programme (Sunday, 6.14pm).
“We have to wait until tomorrow, after tomorrow we will see if he will be better and know what is happening.
“I think we need to wait, say nothing more than that, though it’s true he twisted his ankle.
“It’s my wish that it isn’t a big issue but we have to wait until tomorrow.”
Pochettino was then asked about Dele Alli and Danny Rose’s conditions as they were also substituted during the 4-1 victory, which was secured through a Son Heung-Min double and strikes from Alli and Serge Aurier.
“Only fatigue, they’re okay, I think in the week they’re going to recover,” stated Pochettino to Radio 5 Live.
“I hope Alli will be able to recover for Saturday.”
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs fans will be delighted that Alli, in particular, and Rose, will soon be fit and firing. But the loss of Kane for any length of time would be a shattering blow to the team. Tottenham may be out of the Champions League but they are chasing a top-four Premier League finish and have an FA Cup quarter-final clash against Swansea next weekend. With 35 goals from 39 appearances this season, Kane’s significance is indisputable. He is not only Tottenham’s most important player but an exceptionally consistent one who always delivers the goods. Little wonder, he is in the running for the player-of-the-year award on the back of the most goal-drenched campaign of his career. Of all the men that Pochettino could lose, none will be more sorely missed that Harry hot Spur.
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