‘We’re optimistic’ – Pochettino expecting Kane to be involved in Champions League final
Mauricio Pochettino says he is “optimistic” that Harry Kane will be ready for the Champions League final against Liverpool.
Kane suffered an ankle injury while attempting to tackle Fabian Delph in the first leg of Spurs’ Champions League semi-final clash with Manchester City.
Tottenham went on to win that tie, but has been without Kane ever since, but Pochettino says there is hope he could return in time for the finale.
“Kane is training, he’s in a good phase of recovery,” Pochettino said at the Bilbao International Football Summit.
“We hope he’s there to help whether that’s from the start, off the bench or as moral support in the dressing room. We’re optimistic that he can be there to help on the pitch.”
Tottenham earned just one point in their first three games the group stage after opting not to spend any money during the summer.
However, they were able to battle their way all the way to the finale, topping the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax along the way