Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has offered a positive update over Harry Kane’s possible involvement in the Champions League final.
The 25-year-old has been sidelined since last month’s Champions League quarter-final first-leg against Manchester City.
However, Kane is making a positive recovery, and returned to the training pitches at Hotspur Way this week.
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Pochettino on Kane: “We are optimistic over about his presence on the field”
The Argentine manager has revealed that the club are “optimistic” over Harry Kane playing against Liverpool.
The striker has just over one week to continue his recovery in time for the final in Madrid.
Pochettino’s latest comments give no hints away as to whether Kane will start from the off or come off the bench.
But they do suggest that he is winning the race to be ready in time to play a part on June 1.
“Harry Kane is training, not with the group yet. But he is in a good stage of recovery.
“We hope he can be there to help. Help from the beginning, from the bench or as moral support in the dressing room.
“But we are optimistic over his possible presence on the field, which is the best he can do.”
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Pochettino: “I will make decisions about my future after the final”
The 47-year-old has been linked with a move away from Spurs, with the Juventus job having recently become available.
But, of course, right now, his focus is on the biggest game of his career, and he has put speculation over his future on hold until after the final.
“I will make decisions about my future after the final, it is important to know what the club’s future plan is.
“We need reinforcements, we need reinforcements.
“The Champions League, our goal to finish building our stadium.
“Real Madrid? I have no other goals if I am not training Tottenham; football takes you where you deserve.”
Staying or going, Pochettino is fully focused on the final
Pochettino recently spoke about how he will discuss with the club their ambitions after the final is complete.
Winning the Champions League could prove to be job done in N17 for the Argentine, but should he be offered the right tools, he could continue to make Spurs an even stronger force.
Currently, it is uncertain as to whether Daniel Levy will fully back his manager, but for now, the focus of everyone at Tottenham is very much on defeating Liverpool next Saturday.
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