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Kane to step up recovery from ankle injury next week

Kane to step up recovery from ankle injury next week

With the first-choice striker down, and Heung-Min Son on global duty, Spurs have been forced to play Fernando Llorente up front, and the Spaniard struggled. "But, of course, my ideas are not always the same as the club's ideas, or the chairman's ideas". He kick-started the fightback in a 2-1 win in midweek against Watford and again against Newcastle, leading to him toasting both performances with a celebratory dinner in London.

"It is a different thing to say if we are going to be capable to fight until the end to be champion".

The Spurs boss has performed a surprising reversal and intends to use outcast Dutch striker Vincent Janssen, who has not played for the north London club since August 2017.

Spurs are now competing in the Premier League and Champions League following recent eliminations from the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

Pochettino added: "We now have two free places, with Georges-Kevin Nkoudou going to Monaco and [Mousa] Dembele to China, [so] he's going to be on the list".

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"My decision is from today he's going to be involved with the first team, to try to do his best, to get fit and be competitive, and he's going to be one more in the squad and the team", he said.

"Of course I wanted to strengthen the squad but if we can not sign, I need to stick with the project of the club", Pochettino told his weekly news conference.

Real Betis have been linked with an interest in the forward and there are also suggestions that Burnley and Cardiff City are considering taking him away from Tottenham on deadline day.

"We'll see. We need to assess day by day, week by week, but we are happy in the way that he is recovering". He is very strong and is a guy that puts in 200 percent to try and be back as soon as possible.