Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur is set to have a major boost in a couple of weeks, as Harry Kane is ahead of schedule and will make an early return from his injury.
“He’s doing well. He’s doing fantastic,” Pochettino told Sky Sports ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Leicester City on Sunday.
The standout striker was supposed to be out until late March after tweaking his ankle and hurting his ligaments on January 13 in Tottenham’s home loss against Manchester United.
Now, it looks like the English goalscorer will be ready to come back just over a month after such injury when the Spurs play against Burnley.
Moreover, Pochettino’s side is going to welcome him with open arms as the team goes through the most critical stretch of their fixture, with city derbies against Chelsea and Arsenal and the UEFA Champions League’s knockout stage second leg against Borussia Dortmund.
“We have to stop him every day because he wants to be ahead of his recovery and he’s very optimistic and his determination to play as soon as possible is unbelievable. If you see him, he’s nearly ready to play, but we need to be realistic too. I think he’s so close to coming back again, not for Sunday and not for Wednesday, but we’ll see after,” Pochettino concluded during the press conference.
Tottenham has truly missed their go-to-guy, as they’re currently sitting at the 3rd spot of the Premier League standings, trailing Liverpool and Manchester United by just 5 points.