Harry Kane is ‘certain’ he’ll be fit for Tottenham’s Champions League final meeting with Liverpool, according to the Evening Standard.
They report that Kane – who has been named in the England squad for next month’s Nations League as well – expects to make his return on June 1 in Madrid.
The report says that Kane’s individual rehab sessions have been going along well and the England captain is very confident he’ll be ready for the biggest game in Tottenham’s history.
Kane is apparently set to step up his recovery this week, and with just under two weeks until the showpiece occasion, is expected to be fit. But that would pose a dilemma for Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs have navigated ties against Manchester City and Ajax without their talisman and the emergence of Heung-min Son as a central striker has seen them become far better at getting results without Kane in recent times.
And when Kane is rushed back from injury, he is able to hit the goal trail individually but the quality of Tottenham’s all-round play suffers.
That’s what makes it such a huge call for Pochettino. The smart money would still be that he throws Kane right back into the fray – that’s what he always does as soon as he can.
But given that Tottenham have won big Champions League games without him, Pochettino may well be tempted not to hurry Kane back, but use him as an impact sub if the game is still tight in the second half.