Harry Kane could be available for Tottenham’s trip to Burnley on Saturday according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Kane suffered an ankle ligament injury against Manchester United that ruled him out of their last seven games.
The striker was billed to return in March but has made a speedy recovery ahead of schedule in what is a crucial period for Spurs that includes games against Chelsea, Arsenal, and Borussia Dortmund.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino told Sky Sports: “He [Kane] is very good. I think we need to assess him in tomorrow’s training session and then decide.
“But I think he’s doing well, I’m happy with him and maybe he’s going to be available to be part of the squad for Saturday.
“I don’t think he’s ahead of schedule but everyone knows Harry is an animal.
“He wanted to be ready as soon as possible and he did everything to recover.
“The injury he suffered is tough to recover from but we are so happy that in the last 10 days he was fantastic in training and can be available again – it will have a massive impact for everyone.”
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Asked whether the England captain feels he is ready to play at Turf Moor on Saturday, Pochettino said: “I don’t care if he feels he can play or not – who is going to decide in the end is myself with my coaching staff, the doctor, the medical staff and the sports science [staff].
“If you ask him 10 days ago he was ready to play but in the end, the last word is always with me.
“I’m the one who will take the risk, the decision and everything that is going on with the team.”
Spurs are still in contention for the Premier League title as most pundits believe they will play a crucial role in the destination for the title.