Pochettino reveals critical injury doubt for Tottenham clash v Manchester United
By Russell Edge
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that star striker Harry Kane is an injury doubt for the club’s clash against Manchester United on Saturday.
The 24-year-old forward was substituted during Spurs’ 4-1 win over Liverpool last weekend having netted a brace, but left the field clutching what appeared to be his hamstring after having sat down while play was going on.
He played no part in the club’s disappointing 3-2 home defeat to West Ham in the League Cup on Wednesday, and Pochettino has said that he could be missing for their trip to Old Trafford, which pits second placed United against third placed Spurs, both level on points in the table.
When asked whether Kane’s injury made him a doubt for the match, the Argentinian manager told the Times: “We’ll see, we need to assess the team. We were forced to rotate [against West Ham] for different reasons.”
The England striker has been a critical part of Tottenham’s success this season and his absence would be a huge blow in their hunt for the Premier League title, as they face off against a side expected to be direct competition for them.
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He has 13 goals in 12 appearances across all competitions this season, continuing his fine goal scoring record which has seen him net 20 league goals in each of the last three seasons and pick up two successive Premier League golden boot awards.
He currently heads the top scorers table with eight goals, leading United’s Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero who both have seven.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino made some strong accusations against his players after defeat to West Ham.