Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino reveals Harry Kane could be fit to face Arsenal


The England international has not featured since suffering ankle ligament damage during the September 10 win over Sunderland, and Spurs have struggled for goals in his absence, scoring just three times in their last five outings.


That includes a 1-1 draw with champions Leicester City this afternoon – a match which saw Vincent Janssen open his Premier League account – but Pochettino is hopeful of seeing Kane involved when they next take to the field in the Premier League, and also revealed that he could feature against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday too.

When asked about Kane’s prospects, Pochettino told reporters: “Wednesday 50%, and Sunday we’ll see. It’s always important (to have Kane fit). He’s our main striker. We’re very, very happy with Vincent. We brought him in to share that position with Harry. It’s impossible to put all the pressure on him to score the goals. But not only our strikers, we need our second line to score more, to be more aggressive in the last third.

“Maybe we’ve lacked aggression in our second line in the last few games too. We’ve got to be more determined to score, not only play well. We’re a team that can dominate and play well. We have a very good plan of the game, but then we need to be more determined to score. That means more aggression. Aggressive is not to punch but to be more direct, shoot, believe. We are very good in possession, we build up from the back very well, our plan is perfect, but then in the last third we’ve got to be more clinical, more aggressive.

“After 10 games we’re in a position that before the season we would take. Five victories, five draws, but it’s true that that is not enough. If we want to fight for big things, we need to improve. The reality is that for the chances we created in the game we need to be more clinical and score more. It’s evident that we need to score more. I’m not worried about that but I think it’s a characteristic that we have. It’s true that today and in the last few games we have had problems in that situation.”

Spurs are now winless in their last five games in all competitions, including three consecutive Premier League draws.

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