Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be out till March after injuring ankle ligaments in Sunday’s 1-zero Premier League defeat by Manchester United.
Spurs speak the England captain, 25, will return to coaching in early March.
Kane, Tottenham’s prime scorer this season with 20 targets, is likely to miss each legs of the Champions League final-16 tie with Borussia Dortmund.
He’ll additionally be unavailable for the 2d leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea on 24 January.
Kane injured his left ankle when he used to be caught between United’s Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof late in the game at Wembley.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino talked about after the match: “It used to be a determined sinister on Harry Kane, a massive hit. [Referee] Mike Dean talked about he did now not inspect it.”
Spurs, who are zero.33 in the Premier League – nine parts leisurely leaders Liverpool – behold place to be without Kane for the games against Chelsea and Arsenal on 27 February and just a few March respectively.
Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is currently on global responsibility with South Korea at the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Son, who has scored 12 targets, will most likely be unavailable till February reckoning on how a ways South Korea growth. The final is on 1 February.
France midfielder Moussa Sissoko used to be modified in the first half against United with what looked as if it’d be a hamstring damage.
Tottenham’s serve-up strikers are Fernando Llorente, who has scored four targets in thirteen appearances this season, and Vincent Janssen, who has now not played for the first group since August 2017.
England face the Czech Republic on 22 March and Montenegro on 25 March in Euro 2020 qualifiers.
How massive a leave out will Kane and Son be?
- The pair bear scored 47% of Spurs’ Premier League targets this season
- Since Son joined Tottenham in 2015-16, Spurs bear by no manner had a league game where neither participant featured at all
- Since Pochettino was Spurs manager, Kane has scored a league-high 119 Premier League targets, accounting for 36% of Tottenham’s whole of 333 in that time
|Where Tottenham’s Premier League targets bear attain from in 2018-19|
|Participant||Targets||Assists||Goal involvements||Share of targets (%)|
|Tottenham minus Kane & Son||23||21||Forty four||50%|
‘A devastating blow to Spurs’
Chief football author Phil McNulty
Kane’s lengthy absence is a devastating blow to Tottenham at a defining stage of the season as they warfare on all fronts.
Pochettino has no striker wherever attain the calibre of Kane and he’ll bear looked at the fixture checklist with effort as the worst fears about his ankle damage were confirmed.
Kane will leave out the 2d leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final at Chelsea – and the very best doable on 24 February must they struggle through – besides the FA Cup fourth spherical outing to Crystal Palace.
And with him now not scheduled to return to coaching till early March, he’ll fight to create even the 2d leg of the final 16 Champions League game with Borussia Dortmund – besides missing a host of league matches.
Fernando Llorente is in a spot nonetheless now not in Kane’s class whereas Pochettino made it determined Vincent Janssen has no region in his plans.
Does Pochettino delve into the market? Does he even bear the finance to achieve so? He also can deserve to in this emergency.
Kane is the Spurs talisman and their world-class marksman. This growth will provide a massive check of Pochettino’s management and his group’s persona.