"He's Kane and able": Spurs boss Pochettino boosted by fit-again Harry

By Ciaran McGrath in Football

SPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino was in buoyant mood this afternoon after revealing that Harry Kane was pushing for a start against Watford tomorrow.

The prospects of the talismanic striker playing again this season had appeared bleak after he limped out of Tottenham’s FA Cup quarter-final against Millwall on March 12.

But the 23-year-old has handed his teammates a massive boost by making a swift recovery which puts him in contention for the visit of the Hornets.

Pochettino said: "He was involved with the team this week and we will see tomorrow if he can start.

"We believe he is ready and looking good. It is very good news as this is an important player for us, a special player. He pushes himself a lot and we need to decide tomorrow if he will be starting on or the bench. He is our main striker and it is massive for him and for us. He is desperate to play."

Pochettino is, however, face something of a goalkeeping crisis, revealing that Hugo Lloris was still struggling with the illness which sidelined him for Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Swansea, while replacement Michael Vorm will be assessed for a knee injury tomorrow, meaning third-choice keeper Pau Lopez could be in line for his first start.

Pochettino said: "He is ready to compete. Last week he played twice for the under-21s. He is here because we believe in him and if Michael Vorm is not ready he is a keeper who can cope."

Victor Wanyama faces a fitness test tomorrow after he also sat out the Swansea game with a back injury, while Danny Rose is due to return to first team training towards the end of the month. Erik Lamela and Harry Winks are out for the season.

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