Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that star striker Harry Kane is set to feature against Arsenal in Sunday’s North London derby – but would not be drawn whether the attacker would be used from the start or as a substitute.
The England international has been on the sidelines since picking up an ankle injury in the 1-0 win over Sunderland in September but is on the verge of a return for the White Hart Lane side.
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Spurs have missed Kane badly in recent times, with the Premier League side scoring only three goals in their last six games and lacking a clinical edge in the final third.
Pochettino’s men go into the clash with the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on the back of a disappointing defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League, while the hosts are flying and high on confidence.
The Argentine trainer has confirmed that Kane will return to the action for the crunch match against Arsene Wenger’s charges, in what will be a major boost to the visitors.
“I need to decide whether it is starting XI or bench, but it would not be a risk to play him,” Pochettino is quoted as saying by The London Evening Standard.
“We try to avoid the risk. If he is on the pitch or the bench, it’s because we’re sure it’s not a risk to play him.”