Tottenham Hotspur news: Mauricio Pochettino eagerly awaiting results of Harry Kane’s suspected twisted ankle

18 Sep

Mauricio Pochettino is yet to find out the extent of the injury picked up by Harry Kane in Tottenham’s win over Sunderland, but suspects the striker has twisted his ankle.


The north Londoners bounced back from their midweek Champions League defeat by Monaco to beat David Moyes’ Black Cats 1-0. 

The three points put Spurs third in the Premier League table after five games, thanks to a second-half strike from Kane. The England forward made it back-to-back goals in the Premier League as he smashed home from close range, but there are worries over his fitness after he was taken off towards the end of the game.

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He limped to the touchline, where he was then stretchered down the tunnel at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino told talkSPORT: “We will see what happens when the doctors assess him.

“We hope it is not a big issue but on the information from the pitch was tough twist on his ankle.”

Midfielders Mousa Dembele and Eric Dier also went off with problems, with Pochettino admitting the latter had cramp in his hamstrings.

The Argentinian says his players are still feeling the affects from a busy pre-season which followed Euro 2016. 

The 44-year-old was pleased with how his side reacted following the disappointing showing in midweek.

“It was clear that we fully deserved the victory,” he continued.

“We created more chances, I think it’s a fair result.

“It’s not only about the result, it’s about our attitude and the energy we showed for the whole game. We can play [like this] and lose and it is not a problem.

“It was completely different to the first half of the Champions League match on Wednesday.

“This is the way we want to play and maybe it is 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, we deserved to score more goals but in the end I am happy with the performance.”

Tottenham will face League One side Gillingham in the EFL Cup in midweek and, with problems for Kane, Dier and Dembele, Pochettino will have to make enforced changes.

But the boss says it gives his fringe players the chance to impress.

“I think we need to provide the team with more energy and sometimes you need to rotate because the players need to rest.”

He added: “Of course we’ll make changes.  For that, we have a strong squad and all can have the opportunity to show their quality.”

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