Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that striker Harry Kane is ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury.
The Spurs and England captain has been out of action since early January with a ruptured tendon. He has missed the last six Premier League matches, plunging his eligibility for this summer’s European Championships into doubt.
Mourinho has suggested though that his star forward could return to action some time before the conclusion of the campaign.
The Portuguese said: “I would say [Kane is] a little bit ahead. It gives me hope. Instead of [being back for] one or two matches, [it could be] three, four or five.
“We are speculating a little bit but the feelings are good. He is doing what he can do at this stage and always with a good feeling. Sometimes you follow the protocols and you have setbacks because you have bad feeling with certain movements, but it is going well.
“Hopefully he can help us in the last part of the season. He is the kind of guy that doesn’t accept protocol or a single date or fixture [for his return].
“He is a great professional and a fighter and he wants to be back as soon as possible.”
Tottenham are back in action on Sunday against Wolverhampton Wanderers at home. Spurs can be backed at a price of 29/20 with William Hill to get back to winning ways as Nuno’s troops.