Mauricio Pochettino Gives Harry Kane Injury Update Ahead of UCL Final

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is currently doing the media rounds in Spain, and during his media opportunities he’s had a lot to say. First off, he confirmed that Tottenham talisman Harry Kane is back in training, having recovered from an ankle injury that he suffered on April 9.

Pochettino believes Kane will feature, and possibly start in the UEFA Champions League final in Madrid against Liverpool on June 1.

“He’s training and has entered the final stage of his recovery,” Pochettino is quoted in AS.

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“We’re hoping he’ll be able to give us a hand – either from the start, from the bench or if not, then by giving us moral support in the dressing room. But we are optimistic that he’ll be able to help us on the pitch.”

Much like with the ankle injury that Harry Kane suffered in mid-January, he recovered faster than expected. Another topic Pochettino discussed in interviews today was his future with Tottenham. Amidst reports linking him to the now vacant position at Juventus, the Argentine confirmed his commitment to his current club.

Having been previously linked to Real Madrid, prior to the return of Zinedine Zidane, Pochettino was asked on radio station Cadena Cope whether he could manage the reigning European champions someday.

Mauricio Pochettino responded: “I have no further aims than to coach Tottenham. I don’t allow myself to dream long term. Football puts you in the place you deserve.”

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“It doesn’t depend on the result of the [Champions League] final. It’s a five-year project where the aim is to put Tottenham at the highest level possible worldwide. We are playing the Champions League final one year after completing our stadium.”

“The need is to know what comes next. It’s important to know what the chairman and the owners of the club are thinking with respect to the future. It’s crucial to know what our aim is.

“Our plan wasn’t to win the Champions League, even though it sounds harsh — our plan was to complete the new stadium.”

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