Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is optimistic that Harry Kane can be fit for the Champions League final on June 1.
Kane has been left frustrated after an injury-hit season, which has restricted his game time.
He suffered a ligament injury in Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Manchester City in April and he has been out ever since.
It was doubtful whether or not Kane would be in fit in time to play a part in the Champions League final, however, Pochettino has offered Tottenham a boost regarding Kane’s fitness.
Talking to the media, cited by the Daily Mirror, Pochettino said:
Kane is training, he’s in a good phase of recovery.
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.
Despite going through a frustrating season of injuries, Kane has still had a big impact on the pitch.
He has scored 24 goals and has provided six assists from his 39 appearances in all competitions, with him bagging five from eight games in the Champions League.
Spurs have not struggled as much as many expected they would have without Kane.
Players like Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura have stepped up and have played brilliantly as they came back from the impossible to defeat Ajax in the semi-final.
Despite this though, the return of Kane would be a massive boost to Tottenham for the final and it will not be what Liverpool want to hear heading into the final.
Four key battles in Madrid
Harry Kane v Virgil van Dijk
If Harry Kane is passed fit and starts, the battle between him and Virgil van Dijk could prove crucial.
Christian Eriksen v Fabinho
Playmaker Christian Eriksen is at the heart of the majority of Spurs’ attacks, however, if Brazilian Fabinho can keep him quiet, the Reds could dominate the game.
Roberto Firmino v Toby Alderweireld
If Roberto Firmino is passed fit, he will more than likely come up against Toby Alderweireld. The battle between the Brazilian and Belgian could prove pivotal.
Heung-Min Son v Trent Alexander-Arnold
If Kane starts, Heung-Min Son may occupy the role at on the left. That would mean facing Reds right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold. If the Englishman can get Son tracking back the other way, Liverpool will stand a much better chance.