Harry Kane can still make it to the Carabao Cup final as Ryan Mason refuses to rule him out from Sunday’s Wembley showdown with Manchester City, despite another ankle injury that forced him to relinquish Everton.
- Harry Kane was injured last Friday in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton
- The Spurs forward has a troubled history of ankle problems
- Interim boss Ryan Mason has not ruled him out of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final
Tottenham’s interim manager Ryan Mason has refused to rule Harry Kane from the Carabao Cup final.
Kane twisted an ankle while playing against Everton on Friday and has yet to return to practice, but Spurs have not given up hope that their top scorer will be fit for Sunday’s Wembley showpiece against Manchester City.
“It’s one of those cases where we take it every day,” said 29-year-old Mason, who took the role after Jose Mourinho was fired on Monday.
Harry Kane was injured by an ankle problem when Tottenham drew Everton
The game ended in a 2-2 draw and was Jose Mourinho’s last as Spurs boss before being axed
‘He hasn’t trained today. We’re still not sure about the weekend, but what we do know is that Harry is working extremely hard to get over this injury. ‘
Kane is not expected to play a role in Mason’s first game in charge, at home to Southampton on Wednesday, when the former Spurs and England midfielder becomes the youngest manager in Premier League history.
“My main role is to try to achieve positive results for the football club,” said Mason, who is stepping down from his role with the young players of Tottenham. ‘I think it helps that I know a lot of the guys and have good relationships, but it’s a really good bunch of guys.
‘They are professional and work hard, so that’s all you ask as a coach. They are willing to learn, they want to work and it is something to look forward to. ‘
Mason was called upon by Chairman Daniel Levy to preserve the fort after the looting of Mourinho.
“We had a very long talk when the news got out,” he said. ‘I was in the building anyway because I had worked with the younger guys.
‘I attended a training and then we had another conversation and he asked me if I wanted it and if I would like to help the club. I was, and the group was happy too, which is most important and we look forward to it.
Mason shared how proud he was to be asked to take over from Mourinho for the rest of the season.
‘There are many different emotions running through my body right now, but the main one is probably pride. It’s no secret that I love this football club, it’s in my heart, it’s in my blood, of course.
“One thing I can guarantee is that in the next seven games, I will give my all to prepare players to win football matches.
‘The pride I feel is great. It’s one I probably won’t be able to include it until the season is over, but of course I feel very proud right now. ‘