Tottenham Hotspur

Ryan Mason gives Harry Kane update & insists he knows nothing about Super League

Jude Summerfield
Apr 20, 2021, 2:45 PM GMT+1
Harry Kane asks to be substituted following his injury on Friday
Harry Kane asks to be substituted following his injury on Friday / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Interim Tottenham head coach Ryan Mason has revealed he is uncertain whether striker Harry Kane will be fit to face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

Kane limped off towards the end of Spurs' 2-2 draw with Everton on Friday night, during which he scored twice. That game also proved to be Jose Mourinho's last in charge before he was sacked on Monday, on a day that was largely dominated by the proposal of a Super League from some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

England captain Kane has a long history of ankle injuries, with this latest one being his seventh since 2016, and as of yet there has been no prognosis issued by the club.

Ahead of Tottenham's Premier League fixture with Southampton, Mason told the media: "I'm not sure currently. He didn't train today [Tuesday], it's a case of taking it day by day. We're still not sure about the weekend just yet.

"We do know that Harry is working extremely hard to get over this injury."

Harry Kane
Kane trudges off with a member of Spurs' medical staff / Pool/Getty Images

Tottenham are among the 12 teams who have pledged their futures to the new Super League. Reaction to the news has been universally negative, with critics saying it will damage the modern game, but former England midfielder Mason said he has not had time to understand the proposals.

He added: "As you can probably imagine, since about about ten or 11 o'clock yesterday morning [Monday], my mind has been consumed with so many other things.

"I can't give an honest answer if I don't actually know what consists of the situation, so at the moment I'm probably not the person to ask as I don't know enough about it. I don't know what fan reaction has been because my mind's been deep in a laptop or on the training pitch or trying to help the players in the classroom in the last 24 hours, so I don't know anything about the situation."

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