Mauricio Pochettino drops positive injury update on Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that Harry Kane has made a quicker recovery than expected from an ankle injury but he is unlikely to rush him back to first-team action. The England international sustained the problem during the 1-0 league defeat at the hands of United last month and it had thereafter been predicted that he could return to action in mid-March.

However, the Spurs graduate has made a swift recovery from his recent injury setback and he appears primed to make his bow before the end of the ongoing month. Speaking to reporters, Pochettino admitted that Kane is going fantastically well in terms of the recovery process and he is determined to play as soon as possible.

Still, the Argentine tactician added that that the Englishman won’t be rushed back to action and he may only make his comeback against Burnley on February 23 which should witness him the games against Leicester City and Borussia Dortmund – the latter in the round of 16 stage of the Champions League.

He said: "Now he is here, he is doing well, he is doing fantastic. “You know very well we need to stop him every day because he wants to be ahead of his recovery“. He's very optimistic and determined to play as soon as possible - it's unbelievable but he's doing well. If you see him he's nearly ready to play but we need to be realistic too and of course in between all the areas to take the best decision. He's so close “to coming back again“. Not for Sunday, not for Wednesday but we will see after."

In Kane’s absence, Tottenham have been ousted from the League Cup and FA Cup which has hampered their chances of attaining silverware this term. But, they are still within the title race with a five-point gap to leaders Manchester City with Heung-min Son and Fernando Llorente helping the team carve victories in Kane’s void.