Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane suffered an injury in his side’s 1-0 loss against Gent in the Europa League on Thursday. However, the 23-year-old has claimed that the injury is not serious and he “should be fine” ahead of Spurs’ FA Cup fifth-round tie against Fulham on Sunday.
“Yes, it should be fine,” Kane replied when asked whether he would be fit for the clash against the Championship side, as reported by Sky Sports. The news will come as a huge relief to the Tottenham fans who have witnessed a couple of poor results.
Despite the knock to his knee, Kane managed to complete the full 90 minutes against Gent in Belgium. The striker was later seen leaving the Ghelamco Arena unhindered.
Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham manager had earlier revealed that the striker could be rested ahead of the trip to West London for the FA Cup tie. This is keeping in mind the Europa League return leg against Gent at Wembley, next week.
“I think we need to assess some players. We need to assess Harry Kane, he got a knock on his knee. We need to refresh the team. In the end it is Tottenham that will play Fulham on Sunday, it’s not about the name of the player,” Pochettino stated, according to Evening Standard.
Mauricio Pochettino: ‘We’ve started now a bad period’
The loss against Gent sees Tottenham lose their last two games in a row. The Spurs enjoyed an unbeaten run of 11-fixtures leading up to their Premier League away tie against Liverpool, last weekend.
Pocchettino confirmed that losing against the Merseyside club dented his player’s confidence. This affected the performance of the team on Thursday night against the Belgian side.
“We conceded in our best moment. We’re confident of turning it around and recovering the winning feeling. Good and bad things happen. We’ve started now a bad period. I hope, on Sunday, we break that negative run,” the Argentine manager stated.
Striker Jeremy Perbet scored the only goal of the match in the 59th minute to gain an advantage for Gent in the Round-of-32 tie. The loss leaves Tottenham with a lot of work to do, should they wish to keep their European dreams alive.
Tottenham have managed to win just two of their last six matches. The Spurs have also not been firing in front of goal as they have found the net only once in their last four.
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