Tottenham injury news: Mauricio Pochettino says it will be ‘difficult’ for England striker to play again this season


Tottenham injury news: Mauricio Pochettino says it will be ‘difficult’ for England striker to play again this season

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted it will be ‘difficult’ for Harry Kane to play for the club again this season, after he suffered a ‘significant lateral ligament injury’ to his left ankle.

The England striker came out on the wrong end of a robust challenge from his international team-mate Fabian Delph in Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Manchester City.

Mauricio Pochettino says it will be difficult for Harry Kane to play again this season

When asked if he believes Kane could return this season, Pochettino said: “We’ll see, there is five weeks, it is going to be difficult.

“Next week we are going to see with the specialist. We are going to do everything to recover him as soon as possible but there is only five weeks of the season to recover.”

He added: “He was so upset after the game, it was a difficult moment for him.

Pochettino is hopeful Dele Alli will return for Spurs’ Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City

“We feel so disappointed and it was difficult to accept the situation.

“He is now much better, he has the scan yesterday and he needs to see the specialist next week.

“He is in a good place because he is a positive guy.

“It is a little bit sad but he is looking forward to recovering as soon as possible.”

Spurs midfielder Dele Alli also fractured his left hand during Tuesday’s Champions League victory over Manchester City.