‘My gut is Kane can be fit’ for Champions League final, says Mauricio Pochettino

• Tottenham’s manager optimistic over striker’s recovery
• Kane injured in Spurs’ quarter-final win over Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino has said his gut feeling is Harry Kane would be fit for the Champions League final on 1 June, should Tottenham get past Ajax in the semi-finals.

Kane sustained ankle ligament damage for the fifth time in three seasons during the first leg of the quarter-final victory against Manchester City on 9 April and, when Spurs issued a statement describing the injury as “significant”, it sparked fears the striker’s season could be over. That included his participation with England at the inaugural Nations League finals, which begin on 6 June.

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