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Kane injury could be 'massive problem' for Spurs, says Pochettino

Jan 14. 2019
Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane reacts as he receives medical treatment.
Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane reacts as he receives medical treatment.
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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-half 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."

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