Harry Kane is confident of a swift return from injury, according to Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, who says the “news is pretty good” with regards to his recovery time.
The England international was forced to come off at half-time during the 3-1 defeat, with Mourinho revealing post-match that the striker would be sidelined for at least a “few weeks”.
Spurs looked well below their best in the absence of their star striker at the AMEX Stadium, with Real Madrid loanee Gareth Bale ultimately proving to be an unworthy replacement through the middle.
Mourinho’s men must now dust themselves down before a London derby clash against Chelsea on Thursday, which Kane will also miss, but he could be back on the pitch sooner than originally expected.
Tottenham’s Portuguese head coach has revealed that a talismanic figure is not expecting to be sidelined for long, having dealt with similar issues in the past.
“The news is pretty good news,” Mourinho told the club’s official website. “After Liverpool, no idea. Then the next day, we were thinking about three weeks, something like that.
“I don’t want to be super-optimistic, but Harry is optimistic, he has the experience of some injuries in his ankles and in Harry’s mind, it’s a couple of weeks, so let’s see if he’s right.”