Harry Kane has declared himself ready to take on Liverpool in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final, less than 50 days after a potential season-ending injury.
The Tottenham striker suffered ligament damage to his ankle in the club’s quarter-final win against Manchester City and has not featured since.
It was expected to rule him out for the remainder of the season, however Kane believes he is fit to play in the biggest game in the club’s history.
“I feel good. There have been no problems so far,” he said.
“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 missed six weeks earlier in the season due to issues with the same ankle. He also missed a month last season with a similar problem.
It will be a remarkable turn of events for the England skipper if he does play, especially given manager Mauricio Pochettino virtually gave him no chance.
However, the Spurs boss has changed his tune once realising Kane’s prompt recovery.
“I can’t say he’s 100%, whether he will be available or on the bench or out, but we are so happy and positive about his progression,” Pochettino said.
“It’s so important that he feels well and we see what happens. I’m very positive about his situation. We have one week ahead to evaluate and see how he’s progressing.”
The UEFA Champions League final kicks off this Sunday at 5am (AEST).