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Tottenham handed double injury boost ahead of Champions League final

Tottenham Harry Kane

As Tottenham prepare for their trip to Spain later this week, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been handed a double injury boost ahead of their Champions League final against Liverpool on June 1st.

Coming past Ajax in the most dramatic of fashion earlier in the month, Spurs will head to Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday and the traveling North London contingent will be boosted by the news that both Harry Kane and Jan Vertonghen have declared themselves fit.

Despite not featuring since the 9th of April, Tottenham’s attacking talisman says he is “ready to go” and has joined Vertonghen for a full weeks training at Spurs’ Enfield Training Centre.

 

Kane and Vertonghen give Champions League final assurances

After managing to secure another top-four finish in the Premier League and pulling off a historic evening in Amsterdam earlier in the month, all eyes have been on the status of Harry Kane.

Suffering a recurrence of an ankle in Tottenham’s quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on the 9th of April, the England skipper has not featured for Spurs since and there has been plenty of speculation surrounding if he will feature in Madrid on Saturday.

Kane has scored 24 goals in all competitions for Pochettino’s side this season, despite missing six weeks in January and February with damaged ligaments in the same ankle.

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While Tottenham’s Argentinian boss had previously ruled Kane out for the remainder of the season last month, the 25-year-old has told media that he believes he will win his fitness battle.

Speaking on Monday, Kane, who has been included in England’s Nations League squad for this summer, told media that he is “ready to go” and has trained as normal with his teammates ahead of the biggest match in Tottenham’s history.

“I feel good. There have been no problems so far,”

“I started to feel my way back with the team at the end of last week. This week now is to get the fitness as high as possible.

“Then it’s down to the manager. The manager will assess it and decide whether I’m ready to go or not but, so far, I feel good and ready.”

Along with Kane giving himself the all clear to lead the line at the Wanda Metropolitano, Pochettino’s camp will also be excited to see that Jan Vertonghen has taken part in training this week.

Although the Belgian international featured in the full 90 minutes in Amsterdam in Spurs’ semi-final second-leg, the central defender was seen leaving the Dutch capital on crutches and wearing a protective boot.

However, while many around North London were left fearing the worst, Vertonghen has eased Tottenham’s injury concerns by announcing that he is feeling good and will be fit for their showdown with Liverpool on Saturday.

Speaking on Monday, the 32-year-old said:

“I have fully trained with the squad last week. I feel good, super good,”

“I have a history of ankle injuries, but I was only worried for half an hour – just after the Ajax game.”

“The first assessments were positive – and you have to know that our physios are always very cautious. That gave me confidence.

“Still you have to wait for the scans, but they confirmed the diagnosis. After three days I got rid of the protective boot and the crutches.”

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