Harry Kane said he would be ready for the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday, saying that if he were to play tomorrow, he would be available.
The fitness of the Tottenham striker has been an important topic of discussion since the ankle ligament injury he suffered in the first leg of the quarter-final against Manchester City on April 9. It was the fifth time in three seasons that Kane had damaged ankle ligaments. Previously, the English captain had been absent for three to seven weeks because of problems. Final has arrived and Kane is ready but on the other hand, fans are also ready to watch the incredible match ahead and they have got their tickets for Champions League final match.
Kane has resumed full training last Friday and, if all goes well, he hopes to be in the starting eleventh of Mauricio Pochettino for Madrid. The manager has not yet revealed anything about his intention to start with Kane. The player’s optimistic fitness report is also good news for England, which is competing in the first Nations League finals, which begin June 6th.
Kane said, “If the final has to be played tomorrow, I would be able to play. I feel good. I’m back with the team and there has been no problem so far. I am in full training, I do everything. I am now in a place where I am ready to play any game. The manager will evaluate and decide. But so far I feel good and ready.
“Having the gap of three weeks after the end of the [Premier League] season really helped me. From that point on, I could put a plan in place to get ready for this game. We had more time than the other ankle injuries and it worked well. I am in a good place.
“Kane said he had discussed with England manager Gareth Southgate this weekend. “He wanted to wish me good luck for this week,” said Kane. “He knows it’s a huge game for our players and the Liverpool team. I think he will have some happy players and some unhappy players when we meet, but we have always said that when we meet England, we are in England mode.
“If I’m good enough to play a match [against Liverpool], then I’m good enough to play as many games as possible [with England].” After my last injury, I came back and played six or seven games in a spin. There are no worries from my point of view.