Harry Kane’s on the plane: Spurs star flying and set to return in Champions League final against Liverpool
- Harry Kane and his Tottenham team-mates will fly to Madrid on Wednesday
- He is expected to to play some part in Saturday’s Champions League final
- Spurs striker Kane has been out of action since injuring his left ankle on April 9
Harry Kane is expected to fly to Madrid with his Tottenham team-mates on Wednesday as he bids to prove his fitness for the Champions League final.
The injured striker has been in a race against time to face Liverpool since suffering ankle ligament damage in the first leg of the quarter-final with Manchester City.
But Sportsmail has learned Kane is scheduled to board the flight to Spain with the rest of the team later this week — an indication that his chances of playing some role in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday are improving.
Harry Kane (left) pictured talking to special guest David Beckham at Spurs training last week
Mauricio Pochettino wants to give his star forward every opportunity to prove his fitness.
The Tottenham manager will not make a final decision on Kane’s inclusion in his matchday plans until later this week.
Pochettino said: ‘Whether to start him is a point we’re thinking about a lot. It is a decision that, one way or the other, will be judged after the game. If we win: fantastic decision. If we lose: s*** decision and you are going to kill me.’
Kane’s recovery since picking up the injury in April has been good. And unless he suffers a setback before the squad depart, he looks certain to play a part in Madrid.
England boss Gareth Southgate is also banking on Kane’s fitness ahead of the UEFA Nations League finals and will be in the Spanish capital to watch the final, which also features several more of his squad.
Kane watched Tottenham’s final league game of the season from the crowd with his partner