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Published: 13:33 | 12/4/19

Pochettino unsure of Kane return


Mauricio Pochettino does not know when Harry Kane will be ready to return but admits he is likely to miss the remainder of the Premier League season.

Kane's ankle problems resurfaced during the Champions League quarter-final first leg win over Manchester City on Tuesday night when he went down under a challenge from Fabien Delph and was later seen leaving the stadium on crutches.

The striker has struggled with ankle injuries over the last two seasons and spent five weeks on the sidelines earlier this year after damaging ligaments in his left ankle, the same ankle he injured on Tuesday.

With six games remaining Pochettino admits he is unlikely to feature in the Premier League again this season, but he has suggested he could be back for the Champions League final if Tottenham were to reach the decider in Madrid.

“He feels sad and disappointed like everyone at the club. It’s a tough moment for him, the team and us. We need to assess him every day but [we need] to have proper answers to see when he possibly can start training with the team but today it is impossible to give a date," Pochettino told reporters on Friday.

"He suffered a similar injury last time against Manchester United and that took five weeks, and if we arrive in the final of the Champions League maybe he would have the possibility to play, but we’ll see. We need to assess him but he’s not in a great place which is normal after a few days.”

Dele Alli broke his hand in the same game but he could feature when Tottenham play Huddersfield on Saturday.

“He broke his hand and we need to assess today and see if he can be involved tomorrow. I am not optimistic but we’ll see. We cannot say today if he is going to be available in the squad tomorrow," Pochetino revealed.

Tottenham take a 2-0 lead into their Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City on Wednesday, 17 April live on BT Sport 2 on the eir sport pack [kick-off 8pm]. Subscribe here

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