Tottenham Hotspur duo Harry Kane and Harry Winks could be “risked” against Arsenal next weekend, according to England manager Gareth Southgate.
Both players withdrew from the England squad due to injuries, so neither will feature in friendlies against Germany and Brazil.
Kane pulled out with a knee injury, while Winks is suffering with an ankle problem, which was suffered in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.
With the North London derby at the Emirates on the horizon, the duo would be huge misses for Mauricio Pochettino.
However, the manager recently told the media that he expects Kane to have recovered in time.
Southgate has now chimed in, claiming that the two players could both be ‘risked’ next weekend.
The Metro quotes the England boss as saying:
“Both Harry Kane and Harry Winks were scanned, they were clearly not available for us but Spurs may risk them for the North London derby.”
None of Pochettino’s players set the world alight against Palace last weekend, but we are well aware of what a fit and healthy Kane is capable of.
The striker has scored 13 goals in all competitions so far this season, and he certainly enjoys finding the back of the net against the Gunners.
The 24-year-old has scored in the last four matches against Tottenham’s enemies.
As for Winks, the midfielder is still at the young age of 21, but he has shown in this campaign that he could be an influential figure at Spurs.
The midfielder held his own in both Champions League games against Real Madrid and being available for the Arsenal showdown will boost Tottenham’s chances of victory even further.