Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane has stated that he is fully recovered from his hamstring injury, having completed 78 minutes of his side’s emphatic 3-1 victory over Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
The England international forward was sidelined for Spurs’ previous two fixtures in which they suffered back-to-back defeats against West Ham United and Manchester United, but was included in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting line-up for the visit of the European champions.
Whilst the 24-year-old failed to get on the scoresheet in what was an historic night for the North London outfit, he put in yet another impressive performance and spoke of his delight at being back out on the pitch for Tottenham.
“It feels good, which is good news,” Kane is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail, following Wednesday’s demolition job.
“It was a quick turnaround. It was great to be out there and I felt good, felt sharp so I look forward to the next weekend now.”
Whilst Kane’s fitness update will undoubtedly be music to the ears of the Spurs faithful, it is unlikely to fill basement side Crystal Palace with much confidence, as they prepare to take on Pochettino’s high-flying side at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United saw third-placed Tottenham fall eight points behind league leaders Manchester City and they will be hoping to get back to winning ways at the expense of Roy Hodgson’s beleaguered Palace side.
The Eagles are rooted to the bottom of the table with just four points to their name but battled back from two goals down last weekend to rescue a point at home to London rivals West Ham.
Having already conceded 21 goals from their opening 10 fixtures, Palace will do well to stop Tottenham top-scorer Kane from adding to his league-high tally of eight goals.