The fear of not having striker Harry Kane available for selection for a month or more has cooled down following a positive update on the Tottenham striker.
Liverpool not only ran riot over Spurs last week Thursday when they took all the points from their top-six clash but also took Harry Kane out of the game and out of contention for the next couple of fixtures.
Despite a thumper scored by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, the game was pretty much over when Spurs lost their attacking edge due to Kane’s injury.
The striker took hits to each ankle on two separate incidents involving midfielder Thiago Alcântara and makeshift centre-back, Jordan Henderson.
The player came out on the wrong end of both challengers, forcing Jose Mourinho to withdraw him from the game as early as the halftime break and while they were a goal down.
The North London club has still not recovered from the injury, succumbing to back-to-back Premier League losses without him steering the ship and leading the line with his lethal partner, Son.
Good news that the horror will end sooner than expected
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The good news, though, they will have Harry Kane back sooner than what it was first anticipated. The sad news, they will not have him fit in time for the must-win London derby with Chelsea on Thursday.
Over at Mourinho’s old club, they are breathing new life with the inclusion of Thomas Tuchel as the club’s new manager. They are unbeaten in two under the new boss, one draw and one win.
The news is pretty good news. After Liverpool, no idea. Then the next day, we were thinking about three weeks, something like that.
I don’t want to be super-optimistic, but Harry is optimistic, he has the experience of some injuries in his ankles and in Harry’s mind, it’s a couple of weeks, so let’s see if he’s right. (Via: tottenhamhotspur.com)
It would have been perfect timing if Jose could reintroduce Harry against his old club, but they will have to cope without him for this one. How will Mourinho penetrate a side that hasn’t conceded a goal in 180 minutes of English top-flight football?
The answer? Unlock the true potential of winger Gareth Bale. Then he needs to get the always reliable Son and the miss-firing Welshman to work as well together as the South Korean and Englishman has over the past season.
The bright side for the North London club and manager, they will have him back in contention for a starting a place in the first XI. Hopefully, it will be before the next top-six clash which will be against Manchester City.