Tottenham Hotspur Showed their muscle yesterday in ChampionsLeague after outwitting Manchester City in their second game in their new home stadium.
They capitalised their chances after City had lost a chance to go on top after their striker Kun Aguero wasted a spot-kick chance after Danny Rose’s handball but the excruciating part of the game was the injury that cost their captain Harry Kane forcing him out of the field.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has broken his silence after suffering an ankle injury in their impressive Champions League win over Manchester City on Tuesday night.
Spurs have been left sweating on their star man after he hobbled off and headed straight down the tunnel following a collision with Fabian Delph shortly before the hour mark.
Mauricio Pochettino admitted they are worried Kane may miss the rest of the season as they anxiously await the results of further tests.
But “gutted” Kane has now spoken out on social media by offering a defiant message, stating: “Every setback is a chance to come back stronger than ever.”
He also praised his team-mates after Son Heung-min fired home the winner in their all-English Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Kane’s latest ankle injury immediately looked serious as he was unable to put any weight on his left foot and was helped down the tunnel, later leaving the ground on crutches and with the joint in a brace.
The club’s medical staff will allow any swelling around the joint to subside before a scan will reveal just how bad it is.
His absence could be a massive blow to the club’s hopes of Champions League progression and also qualification for next year, with Spurs still locked in a top-four battle.
England manager Gareth Southgate is also likely to be on the phone to see whether his captain will be available for the UEFA Nations League finals in June.
Kane is getting used to beginning the rehabilitation process as this is his fifth ankle injury in two-and-a-half years and comes just six weeks after his return from his previous one.
The Spurs talisman appears susceptible to ligament damage whenever he rolls or impacts his ankle in a challenge, though he does have an impressive recovery rate.
In each of the last three incidents, Kane recovered ahead of schedule and earlier this year aided by a spell in the Bahamas – he returned two weeks before expected.