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Pochettino hopeful on Kane involvement

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he is hopeful Harry Kane can return to fitness and face Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.

The England international missed out against West Ham United and Manchester United for Spurs in the last week due to a strain in his left hamstring, but Pochettino is remaining hopeful he will fit to feature against the Champions League holders – Madrid.

“With the doctors and the player, we will take the best decision for everyone,” Pochettino told reporters when quizzed on the matter.

“We must analyse and take the best decision for everyone. We will assess him and then we will make the best decision. My feeling is good. But it’s not my feeling, it’s Harry Kane’s feeling.”

Kane has hit 13 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season.

For Madrid, Zinedine Zidane could find himself without Isco, Raphael Varane, Gareth Bale and number one keeper Keylor Navas for the trip to Wembley stadium.

Reports had surfaced that Bale would recover in time to face his former club, but he trained alone on Monday at Valdebebas and is now a major doubt.

Navas, who has missed Madrid’s last three games with an abductor problem – is also likely to miss out and be replaced by Kiko Casilla.

Both Isco and Varane suffered knocks in the 2-1 defeat to Girona on Sunday evening and they trained alone and indoors on Monday morning.

Dani Carvajal and Mateo Kovacic remain still sidelined, meaning Zidane has a selection headache before meeting Pochettino’s side.

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