Harry Kane admits he’s “gutted” after sustaining a potential season-ending ankle injury during Tottenham’s Champions League win against Manchester City.
The Spurs striker was involved in an incident with City’s Fabian Delph during the early stages of the second half in the first leg of a quarter-final tie between the two English clubs on Tuesday night.
During the incident, Delph successfully won the ball from Kane. But the left-back stood on his opponent’s left ankle as he kicked the ball away.
Kane was forced to leave the pitch immediately, with Lucas Moura coming on his place in the 58th-minute.
The England captain was later seen leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on crutches after being helped down the tunnels by Spurs’ medical team.
“Gutted to go off injured but every setback is a chance to come back stronger than ever. Big finish from the boys to go on and win! #COYS #UCL,” Kane wrote on Twitter.
The full extent of Kane’s injury remains unknown at this point. Although he did suffer damage to the very same ankle last year against Manchester United, which sidelined him for a month.
A downcast manager Mauricio Pochettino even confessed to reporters later on that Kane could possibly be out for the remainder of this season.
As for the match itself, the in-form Son Heung-min rose to the occasion yet again by firing in a 78th-minute goal to seal Spurs a 1-0 victory.
It was the South Korea international’s second goal in successive games following his man of the match performance during the club’s 2-0 Premier League win against Crystal Palace last week.
Therefore, Spurs midfielder Harry Winks is confident Son will be able to step up once more and take on some of the scoring burden left in Kane’s absence.
“He has done that all season. He has been scoring goals with and without Harry in the team,” Winks said.
“We know how important Harry is to us. Hopefully, it is nothing too serious and he won’t be out for too long.
“But we have got great players who can step in and fill that void when he is injured. We have shown that tonight.”
Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris also starred by superbly saving Sergio Aguero’s early penalty to spare Spurs from falling behind.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) April 10, 2019