Pochettino Plays Down Talk Of Early Kane Return

Pochettino Plays Down Talk Of Early Kane Return

Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed talk that Harry Kane could return for the second-leg of Tottenham’s Champions League semi-final tie with Ajax.

England captain Kane has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury during the first leg of Spurs’ quarter-final triumph over Manchester City earlier this month and the initial prognosis suggested he could miss the rest of the season.

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However, speaking ahead of the first leg of their semi-final tie with Ajax at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday, fellow forward Lucas Moura appeared to suggest that Kane could return for next week’s second leg in Amsterdam.

That prompted Pochettino to step in and play down Moura’s comments, although he did confirm that Kane is making good progress in his recovery. When asked about Moura’s comments, Pochettino claimed “Moura did not understand the question,” before calling the reporter asking it “cheeky”.

“Harry Kane is doing well,” he said. “His rehab has been good. He is started to run a little bit. But we cannot create an idea that we cannot achieve. He is in a good place so we will see what happens.”

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