Kane hoping to be fit for Champions League final

Sidelined with an ankle injury, Harry Kane hopes he can line up for Tottenham against Liverpool.

Published : May 09, 2019 10:28 IST

Harry Kane is hopeful he will be fit for Tottenham's Champions League final against Liverpool after its "incredible" win over Ajax.

Kane watched on as Lucas Moura's second-half hat-trick lifted Spurs to a remarkable 3-2 win in the semi-final second leg on Wednesday.

Tottenham was facing an exit after goals from Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech put Ajax 2-0 up in Amsterdam and 3-0 on aggregate, only for Lucas' heroics to send Spurs into their first Champions League final on away goals.

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Kane has already been sidelined for a month with an ankle injury, but the forward is hopeful he will be available for the June 1 decider in Madrid.

"Hopefully, rehab is going well," he told BT Sport when asked if he would be able to play.

"I started straight-line [running] last week. That's why I was okay to straight-line run today [in the celebrations]. I didn't want to cut corners.

"There's still a few weeks to go."


Kane lauded the character shown by Mauricio Pochettino's side, which secured its win through Lucas' 96th-minute strike.

"It's incredible. It was a disappointing first half, we let them play and they score two goals," he said.

"At half-time we just said it was 45 minutes, give everything. We didn't have to worry about being tired.

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"When Lucas scored the two you think we're going to score but when Jan [Vertonghen] hit the crossbar you think that's it. Then Lucas scored with a great finish at the end. I'm speechless.

"I'm a fan first and foremost, I want to win. And as a player as well I'm watching the game thinking what would I be doing if I was out there.

"The lads dug deep, showed character, heart and passion and that's all we can ask for."

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