Tottenham handed huge boost as Harry Kane returns to training ahead of Carabao Cup final showdown against Man City
Harry Kane is edging closer to proving his fitness ahead of Tottenham’s crunch Carabao Cup final showdown with Manchester City this weekend.
The Mail claim the England skipper completed an outdoor session at the club’s Enfield training base on Thursday to hand interim boss Ryan Mason a major boost – less than a week after suffering an ankle injury.
While Kane trained alone, it is hoped the prolific forward can join in with the squad on Friday or Saturday.
Kane picked up the ankle complaint in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton on April 16.
Spurs are searching for their first bit of silverware since 2008, when they reigned supreme in the same competition against Chelsea.
And ahead of this weekend’s clash, which you can hear live on talkSPORT, former Man City winger Trevor Sinclair had a word of warning for Kane.
“Harry’s got to be really honest with himself, his teammates and his manager, because I think he’s going to make the decision,” he explained.
“You can forgive him for wanting to play even if he’s not 100 per cent fit, but I think he’ll never forgive himself if he does play and he’s not fit.
“I always say when a player’s got an ankle injury or a knee injury, I take them out to the training ground and say to them ‘if you went in for a 50/50 would your ankle be able to deal with it?’.
“I think if he’s honest with himself then he can give a real answer. You wouldn’t want him going out there playing and not doing himself justice, Tottenham losing that game and losing out on Harry’s ability for the rest of the season.”
Sinclair cited the example of Kane not being fully fit for the 2019 Champions League final against Liverpool as a decision maker.
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“That experience should give him a good starting point of where he has to start thinking, before he makes the decision,” Sinclair added.
“It’s a huge call. Silverware is silverware – he wants to be involved – but look at the bigger picture.
“They need to still go for the top four and make it into this Champions League and he needs to be honest with himself and his teammates.”