Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has confirmed Harry Kane is fit and will start Wednesday’s Premier League tie with Burnley after suffering a back injury during Saturday’s win against Manchester City (Burnley 19/5, Draw 11/4, Tottenham 4/5 – match result).
The England captain played a crucial role during Saturday’s shock 3-2 success at the Etihad Stadium as he scored two goals against the reigning champions.
Kane’s performance inspired Spurs as they won their first game in three attempts to kickstart their top-four hopes, although it came at a cost.
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Kane suffered a lower back injury in the closing stages of the game, but Conte has played down any fears that he will not play at Turf Moor.
The Italian joked: “Harry had a hit on his back, but he has to play. Even if he has one leg, he has to play. He is good.
“Harry knows very well the importance he has on the squad for his personality, for his experience. But he is good.
“I am joking; I don’t force a player if he is injured to play. I only say to tell you the importance of the player.
“He is good; he is ready.”
While Kane will play, both Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp are injured, while Sergio Reguilon recently tested positive for Covid-19.
Burnley (5/4 to stay up) duo Maxwel Cornet and Wout Weghorst were forced off during the 3-0 victory over Brighton, but boss Sean Dyche is expecting both to play their part.
Dyche will be without Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Charlie Taylor and Matej Vydra, but James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood could return for another crucial match as the Clarets look to avoid the drop.
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