Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ‘confident’ that star man Harry Kane will be able to play a part in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City, the England captain having limped off against Everton just over a week ago.
The 27-year-old has been in red hot form this season, netting 21 Premier League goals to date as well as registering a further 13 league assists, his tally standing at a mightily impressive 41 goal involvements from just 40 games played across all competitions.
Amid a difficult season for the club – which culminated in the sacking of Jose Mourinho on Monday morning – Kane has been the shining light, his superb form sparking speculation that he could well depart the club this summer, especially if Spurs fail to secure a Champions League spot for the second successive season.
In the short term, however, the club’s and Kane’s focus will all be on the upcoming League Cup final clash against Man City, the north London club looking to secure their first piece of silverware for 13 years, having lost in three major finals since then, all of which they failed to score in.
Ahead of the Wembley showdown with Pep Guardiola’s side – who are looking to secure a remarkable fourth successive triumph in the competition – all eyes have been on the England international’s involvement, the former Leicester City loanee having worryingly hobbled off during Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Everton last Friday.
Despite his absence in interim manager Ryan Mason’s first game in charge against Southampton in midweek, according to the Telegraph, Spurs are ‘confident’ that Kane will be able to ‘play a part’ come Sunday afternoon.
While having the club’s top scorer involved, be it even from the bench, will no doubt be a huge boost to Mason’s men, there will no doubt be fears of seeing the player rushed back too soon.
Such is his importance to the side, Kane has often somewhat hastily returned to action after injury, most notably in the Champions League final defeat to Liverpool back in 2019, the forward looking visibly off the pace after being handed a start ahead of semi-final hat-trick hero Lucas Moura.
However, against a rampant City side who last exited the League Cup back in October 2016 – 1,643 days ago – Spurs will seemingly be desperate to get their man in the side, while Kane himself will be pushing for an inclusion, as he seeks his first major honour.
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Author: Robbie Walls