Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho suggested that he is hopeful that Harry Kane will be back for Sunday’s clash with West Ham United, as quoted by Football.London.
Incredibly, the Hammers head into Sunday’s clash six points and four places ahead of Spurs.
West Ham have played a game more than Tottenham, however.
David Moyes’s men will be desperate for all three points at the London Stadium. We have enjoyed a fine campaign so far and are only outside the top four due to an inferior goal difference to Chelsea.
A win against Tottenham would really make everyone stand up and take notice of West Ham.
Some Hammers fans were hoping that Harry Kane would be ruled out of the London Derby.
Jose Mourinho provides Harry Kane update
There were certainly eyebrows raised when the 27-year-old wasn’t included in last night’s Europa League squad.
Jose Mourinho said after the game that he thinks the Tottenham striker will be fine for Sunday’s game, as quoted by Football.London:
“I believe so.”
Kane is absolutely vital to Spurs.
He is one of the best out and out strikers in world football. The England skipper has scored 209 in 319 games for Tottenham (Transfermarkt).
Kane has struggled with injuries over the past couple of weeks, however. And if he is rushed back for the West Ham game that could be a big mistake.
The Hammers fans will be hoping that come 11 o’clock Sunday morning when the teams are announced, Spurs will be without their talisman.
It may be just a game from Jose. But Kane has returned to action quickly before. And the outcome of Sunday’s game will hinge heavily on whether the 27-year-old Tottenham man is fit enough to face West Ham from the start.