Jose Mourinho reveals ‘optimistic’ Harry Kane is targeting a return from his ankle injuries in just TWO WEEKS, with Tottenham striker eyeing crunch clash with Manchester City
- Harry Kane injured both of his ankles during Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat by Liverpool
- Kane also missed Spurs’ game against Brighton on Sunday – which they lost 1-0
- Jose Mourinho is optimistic he will return for their clash against Manchester City
- Kane will, however, miss fixtures against Chelsea, West Brom and Everton
Jose Mourinho hopes Harry Kane will return to action for Tottenham’s crunch game against Manchester City on February 13.
Kane injured both of his ankles during Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat by Liverpool on Thursday and subsequently missed their 1-0 loss to Brighton on Sunday.
Kane is awaiting scans to reveal the extent of the damage, but Mourinho claims the striker is optimistic that his injuries are not as severe as his previous ones.
Harry Kane sustained ankle injuries in the opening period of Tottenham’s clash vs Liverpool
‘The news is pretty good news,’ Jose said after their loss to Brighton. ‘After Liverpool, no idea. Then the next day, we were thinking about three weeks, something like that.
‘I don’t want to be super-optimistic, but Harry is optimistic, he has the experience of some injuries in his ankles and in Harry’s mind, it’s a couple of weeks, so let’s see if he’s right.’
Jose Mourinho says Kane is optimistic he will return for their clash against Manchester City
The England striker believes his current injuries are not as serious as his previous ones
As it stands, Kane has been ruled out of Thursday’s home game against Chelsea and could miss both their Premier League fixture against West Brom and their FA Cup fifth-round tie at Everton.
Kane remains optimistic he will feature against Manchester City on February 13, but should his scans reveal any bone or ligament damage, he could be sidelined for at least six weeks.
That would threaten his chances of returning for the Three Lions World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland in March.