Tottenham striker Harry Kane says he is “ready to go” after recovering from injury in time for Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool.
Kane, 25, suffered”critical lateral ligament” harm to one side lower leg when he slipped in the quarter-final first leg against Manchester City on 9 April.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino at first dreaded the England captain would miss the remainder of the period.
“I feel better. There have been no issues up until now,” said Kane.
“I started to feel my way back with the team at the end of last week. This week now is to get the fitness as high as possible.
“Then it’s down to the manager. The manager will assess it and decide whether I’m ready to go or not but, so far, I feel good and ready.”
Kane has scored 24 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this season, despite missing six weeks in January and February with damaged ligaments in the same ankle.
He likewise missed a month of last season with comparable damage and persevered through discrete nonappearances of six and a month amid the 2016-17 campaign.
Asked whether Kane would play against Liverpool in Madrid, Pochettino stated: “I can’t state he’s 100%, regardless of whether he will be accessible or on the seat or out, however, we are so happy and positive about his progression.
“It’s important to the point that he feels well and we see what occurs. I’m extremely positive about his circumstance. We have one week ahead to assess and perceive how he’s advancing.”
The Argentine said he would “be the first to be cheerful” if Kane is passed fit, however, he would “organize the team”
“Football is about team cooperation, the collective and confidence. Look how we got to the last. At the point when Harry got injured it was in the quarter-finals and look what occurred,” said Pochettino.
“That doesn’t mean he’s not a standout amongst the best players in the team. For me, he’s a standout amongst the best strikers in the world – in the top best three.
“We have to beat Liverpool and if he’s available all the better, yet it’s not him and the remainder of the team.”