Harry Kane could be back in action for Tottenham in Saturday's lunchtime kickoff against Burnley after returning to first-team training two weeks ahead of schedule.

By 90Min
February 19, 2019

Harry Kane could be back in action for Tottenham in Saturday's lunchtime kickoff against Burnley after returning to first-team training two weeks ahead of schedule.

The England international was initially ruled out until mid-March after tearing ligaments in his ankle against Manchester United at the start of the year, with even the most optimistic fans hopeful that Kane would at least be back in time for the north London derby next month.

But the club appears to have been given a major boost which exceeded anyone's expectations, as The Standard confirms that Kane took part in a light training session with some of his teammates during their weekend off.

His return has put him in contention to be included in Mauricio Pochettino's matchday squad that will travel to Turf Moor this weekend, although the Argentinian manager isn't famed for rushing players back from injury.

Ahead of his first return to England in the Champions League this week, former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb spoke in an interview about how Pochettino likes to bring players back from injury and why he takes his time to reintroduce them to the squad.

Even if Kane is limited to a cameo role this weekend, any inclusion would be a major boost for the club's morale both in the dressing room and in the stands.

Tottenham have experimented with players to lead the line in Kane's absence, with Fernando Llorente, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura all getting spells through the middle, scoring on average a goal per game between them since the 25-year-old's injury.

Even if Kane doesn't feature this weekend, Tottenham have a crucial two weeks of football ahead of them where their star man can really do some damage. 

Following their clash against Burnley this weekend, Tottenham face London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal before they travel to Germany for the second leg of their Champions League knockout stage match against Borussia Dortmund.

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