Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says Harry Kane is fit to face Burnley after he suffered a knock on the back in Saturday’s 3-2 win at champions Manchester City.
The England captain produced a stunning two-goal performance at the Etihad to inspire Spurs to a crucial win at the Premier League leaders.
But despite picking up a late knock in the victory, Kane will start for Spurs at Turf Moor on Wednesday with Conte even joking that the 28-year-old would play even if he had one leg.
The Italian said: “Harry had a hit on his back but he has to play. Even if he has one leg, he has to play. He is good.
“He knows the importance he has to our team.”
Conte revealed that Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga were still out, while Sergio Reguilon was a doubt following a recent bout of coronavirus.
“Skipp and Tanganga are recovering. They’re still not ready for the game against Burnley,” he added.
“Sergio (Reguilon), in the training session yesterday he was not present and we’ll see today. We hope they can all recover soon.”
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Carra: Kane’s performance at City one of the best this season
Jamie Carragher believes Kane produced one of the best performances of the season in Tottenham’s stunning 3-2 win at Manchester City.
Kane scored twice at the Etihad, including a dramatic 95th-minute winner that ended the Premier League leaders’ 15-game unbeaten streak.
The England captain wanted to join the champions in the summer, but City never came up with an offer that even got close to Spurs’ valuation.
Kane’s performance at the Etihad justified Tottenham’s firm stance and showed why City boss Pep Guardiola had desperately pursued the striker last summer, as he inspired Spurs to a victory that reignites their Champions League hopes.
Carragher said of Kane’s display: “That was one of the best performances I’ve seen this season, it really was. It was a privilege to watch.
“What made it so special was that Kane did not get a lot of the ball, but when it came into him, everything he did was pure class.
“Kane is one of the best passers of the ball in the Premier League, he’s not far behind [Kevin] De Bruyne. “
Fellow Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness was also full of praise for Kane.
“Harry Kane was fantastic,” he said. “He’s put himself in the shop window again. Not just his goals but his general play.
“He was a real problem. He gets over the ball, he’s got the technique and the vision to see things, and he can deliver on what he sees.
“Some of his passing today was an absolute delight, as good as it gets.”
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