Harry Kane could make Champions League final - Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says striker Harry Kane could return from injury to play in the Champions League final - if Spurs overcome Ajax in the semis.

The England captain was effectively ruled out for the rest of the season after damaging ankle ligaments in the first leg of Spurs quarter final win over Manchester City.

However, speaking after the 1-0 defeat to West Ham at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, the Spurs boss suggested his star man could be in contention for the final in Madrid on June 1.

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“For Sure, it is going to be difficult,” Pochettino admitted. “If we are capable to beat Ajax and be in the final on June 1st, then maybe yes.”

Harry Kane clutches his left leg after suffering an ankle injury against Manchester City (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Harry Kane clutches his left leg after suffering an ankle injury against Manchester City (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

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Spurs welcome Ajax to North London for the first leg on Tuesday before the return match in Amsterdam eight days later.

Tottenham have only previously reached this stage of Europe’s premier cup competition once, back in 1962 when they lost 4-3 on aggregate to eventual winners Benfica.

Pochettino will be looking to make history and go one better this year by beating the Dutch giants.


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