Harry Kane hinted he expects to be fit for the Champions League final on 1 June in Madrid.
The striker is struggling with an ankle injury he picked up in April and watched from the stands as Tottenham booked their spot in the final with a dramatic 3-2 win over Ajax in Amsterdam.
Liverpool await Spurs in the final and Kane issued an injury update after the win against Ajax.
‘Hopefully. Rehab is going well so far,’ Kane told BT Sport when asked if he would be fit.
“I’ve got to start training even harder and prove myself!”
“Hopefully I’ll be back, and hopefully I’ll have a starting place.”
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‘I start straight line running this week. That’s why I was okay to straight line run today, I didn’t want to cut any corners.
‘We’ll just see. So far, so good. If it carries on like it should, I’d hope to be. There’s still a few weeks to go.’
‘We just scored a hat-trick, we beat Man City, we beat Ajax in the semi-final,’ Kane continued.
‘I’ve got to start training even harder and prove myself in front of the gaffer. Be back fit, and hopefully try and get a starting place.’
Liverpool will be the favourites heading into the final, but Glenn Hoddle thinks it could be Spurs’ year.
He said after the game: ‘I’m pinching myself, as the fans are I’m sure. Is it their year? Things have gone their way. They’ve had good fortune.
‘t’s going to be a wonderful final. It’s a close call. Take the league stuff out of it. They both know each other’s games.’