Tottenham Hotspur are in line to receive a major boost ahead of the Carabao Cup final this evening…
According to the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath, leading talisman Harry Kane is set to be passed fit to play a part against Manchester City tonight, despite missing training on Friday.
The 27-year-old striker has been recovering from an ankle knock sustained towards the end of their defeat to Everton last weekend and was not involved for their win over Southampton in midweek.
It’s thought that Kane will feature but it remains to be seen whether the England captain will start the match or have to come on from the bench.
This is the best piece of news Spurs fans and interim boss Ryan Mason could have ever asked for ahead of kick-off. Kane’s return could prove to be game-changing towards their fortunes.
It is no secret that the £108m-rated beast is their best player and one they heavily rely on for success – for example, in the Premier League this season, Kane has contributed 21 goals and 13 assists, which is 60.7% of their overall total.
Clearly, without him, the side struggles to score and even though they came from behind to defeat the Saints on Wednesday night, they were really gifted the two goals.
Gareth Bale pounded on a loose ball following an error in the backline, and then Heung-min Son converted from the spot to clinch all three points.
That was only his fourth goal of 2021, too.
Whilst he’s the only other Spurs player to hit double figures for goals scored and goals contributed, but it’s a tough ask for anyone to fill Kane’s void.
Speaking back in February, Rio Ferdinand expressed his concern over Spurs competing without the 6 foot 2 striker. “If Kane doesn’t play, the personality of this team is drained straight out of the team,” he told BT Sport (via Goal). “No confidence, no character, no leader. Nobody driving the team.”
Spurs will be aiming to end a 13-year wait for silverware later today and it’ll be no easy task given how strong league-leading City have looked throughout the season.
But having Kane back could swing the fortunes in Mason’s favour.
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