Tottenham's Kane could face Burnley in EPL

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane could return for the English Premier League side against Burnley.
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane could return for the English Premier League side against Burnley.

Harry Kane is back in full training and could return for Tottenham Hotspur's away clash at Burnley in the English Premier League on Saturday, manager Mauricio Pochettino says.

The 25-year-old striker has been out since injuring his ankle in Tottenham's 1-0 defeat by Manchester United on January 13.

"He is good, I think we need to assess him for one more training session tomorrow and then decide but I think he is doing very well," Pochettino told reporters at the club's training ground on Thursday.

"I'm happy with him and maybe he's going to be part of the squad for Saturday."

Kane, who has scored 14 Premier League goals this season, was originally expected to be out until March after damaging ligaments in his left ankle in stoppage time against United.

"Everyone knows that Harry is an animal and wants to be ready as soon as possible and he does everything to make the recovery. We are so happy in the last 10 days he's been training again and that will be a massive impact for us.

"But I don't care whether Harry wants to play, who decides (on whether he plays against Burnley) is myself, my coaching staff and the doctors and medical staff."

Kane notched seven goals in six games in all competitions prior to the United defeat, since when Tottenham have defied those who said his absence would derail their title challenge.

They have won four successive league games since and beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Wembley.

Victory over Burnley would leave Tottenham just two points behind leaders Manchester City, who play in the League Cup final this weekend, and Liverpool who face in-form Manchester United on Sunday.

Australian Associated Press