Kane in­jury could be ‘mas­sive prob­lem’ for Spurs, says Po­chet­tino

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LON­DON: Tot­ten­ham man­ager Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino says he fears a “mas­sive prob­lem” af­ter Harry Kane limped off the Wem­b­ley pitch with an ap­par­ent an­kle prob­lem fol­low­ing his side’s 1- 0 de­feat to Manch­ester United.

Kane was hurt af­ter clash­ing with United de­fender Phil Jones in the clos­ing sec­onds of the match as the vis­i­tors dug deep to pro­tect their 1- 0 lead at Wem­b­ley on Sun­day.

Po­chet­tino said he would fret over Kane’s fit­ness, with the 25- year- old set to un­dergo tests in the next few days while he is set to lose Son He­ung-min to the Asian Cup.

“Of course if Harry Kane suf­fers an in­jury it would be a mas­sive prob­lem for us. That is my worry, that is our worry,” Po­chet­tino told Sky Sports.

“It was a bad tackle in the last mo­ment from a Manch­ester United player. It wasn’t an in­ten­tion, but it was a bad tackle.

“There’s swelling now, we need to as­sess in the next few days. I hope it’s not a big is­sue but he was limp­ing off the pitch.”

Po­chet­tino hailed Tot­ten­ham’s sec­ond-half per­for­mance as among the best in his ten­ure at the north Lon­don club, de­spite Mar­cus Rash­ford’s first-half win­ner leav­ing them nine points adrift of Premier League lead­ers Liver­pool.

“In four- and- a- hal f years, that’s the best per­for­mance I saw Tot­ten­ham play,” Po­chet­tino told re­porters. “The sec­ond half is one of the best per­for­mances I’ve seen from my team. I thought it was amaz­ing.” — AFP

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