Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino has decided that Harry Kane won’t be part of his team’s squad for the upcoming match against Tottenham and Ray Wilkins is certain that it was a wise decision.
The England striker has been ruled out of Saturday’s clash due to a minor strain to his left hamstring which he suffered during Spurs’ 4-1 Premier League win over Liverpool last Sunday. And his coach confirmed that even though the injury isn’t that serious, he is not willing to risk anything.
Ray Wilkins is convinced that Pochettino has made the right decision as he said, according to Sky Sports: “It’s very wise, because if they do play him and it does snap, then he has got a massive problem. You are two months minimum, then you have to recuperate and you have to get your fitness back. Then he has to take a couple of games to get back into it,” he added. “It’s a long old slap with the hamstring. So, I think it’s very wise of them.”
Kane has been in an outstanding shape so far this season as he has appeared in 12 matches and netted 13 times in all competitions. His Spurs are currently placed third in the Premier League table as they have got the same amount of points as second Manchester United, being behind just because of the goal deficit.
Pochettino had previously said that Kane will be out of action: “We will see after for Wednesday and Real Madrid, but for tomorrow, it’s impossible. Always you want all players available, but it is a problem. Play more or play less? Because it is most important that they are all available and fit.”
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