Harry Kane says he is on course to be fit for Tottenham’s Champions League final clash with Liverpool after the England captain joined his team’s celebrations following their astonishing victory over Ajax.
Kane is recovering from an ankle ligament injury, but he was watching from the stands in the Johan Cruyff Arena as Tottenham recovered from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in the semifinal second leg on Wednesday.
The incredible comeback sent Tottenham through to their first Champions League final and Kane is confident he will be ready to feature when Mauricio Pochettino’s men face Liverpool in Madrid on June 1.
“We’ll see. So far so good, so if it carries on as it should I would hope to be. There’s still a few weeks to go,” Kane told BT Sport.
“Rehab is going well. I start straight line running this week which is why I was OK to run on at the end.
“We beat Man City and Ajax so I have to start training even harder to prove myself to the gaffer.” Place bet on Live Matches 24/7 on NaijaBet
Kane has been sidelined since sustaining his latest ankle injury in a challenge on Manchester City’s Fabian Delph in the quarterfinal first leg on April 9.
Tottenham’s Premier League form has dipped without their leading scorer, although they should still secure a top-four finish in their last domestic game of the season against Everton on Sunday.
Kane, who has 24 goals this season, sprinted on the pitch at fulltime in Amsterdam, hugging Pochettino and embracing his teammates as they cavorted in front of the jubilant Tottenham fans high in the stands.
Revealing Tottenham’s fightback was inspired by strong words at halftime, Kane said: “It was amazing. It was a disappointing first half and we let them play. I went into the dressing room at halftime and we knew it wasn’t good enough.
“I’m a fan first and foremost and I know how much it means to the club. The lads dug deep and showed passion and that is all you can ask for.
“We had to wait to get the third in the last minute and we found a way. That is what football is about and we have the final to come.”