Ledley King reacts to Fernando Lloretne’s Tottenham display against Huddersfield

Ledley King reacts to Fernando Lloretne’s Tottenham display against Huddersfield

Ledley King reacts to Fernando Lloretne’s Tottenham display against Huddersfield

The forward suffered yet another ankle injury challenging for the ball during last week's Champions League quarter final against Manchester City.

In each of the last three incidents Kane recovered ahead of schedule and earlier this year - aided by a spell in the Bahamas - he returned two weeks before expected.

"There is five weeks [of the season left], it is going to be hard", said Pochettino of Kane's prospects.

'We need to assess him every day but [we need] to have proper answers to see when he possibly can start training with the team but today it is impossible to give a date. "He is in a good place because he is a positive guy".

'Now is not a moment to talk too much, now is a moment to help him be fit as soon as possible, to help us, and in the summer if Gareth Southgate thinks he's going to be important to help the national team then to help the national team'.

"You're gonna have to defend a whole lot and it's gonna be a counter-attacking game".

It's a tough moment for him, the team and us. There is a lot of coincidence but we are talking about an accident.

Pochettino would have no gripes about allowing Kane to head off to Portugal even if he had not returned for Spurs. I'm so happy. Thank you to God and to my team-mates.

Mark Davies, a leading specialist at the London Foot and Ankle Centre who has operated on Premier League footballers, told Press Association Sport: "At some point I think they would think about doing something surgically to stabilise the ligament, which is quite feasible and should prevent the problem happening in the long term".

According to talkSPORT, midfielder Dele Alli could return for this weekend's match against Huddersfield despite suffering what is suspected to be a broken left hand during their Champions League win against Manchester City.

Pochettino is hopeful Alli will be fit for the second leg but admits the England global is unlikely to face Huddersfield.

Pochettino admitted he is "not optimistic" Alli will feature on Saturday after the midfielder fractured his hand in two parts.

"Players need to have the possibility to play to show the quality and that is why sometimes all the managers are disappointed when the people say about rotation, about selection of the starting XI". Yesterday he saw a specialist and today we will see how he will deal with the situation.

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