Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte says Harry Kane is fit to face Burnley


Harry Kane at Tottenham. (Photo Reuters)

Harry Kane will be fit to face Burnley in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has said.

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  • Last update:February 22, 2022, 8:05 p.m. HST

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has said star striker Harry Kane will be fit to face Burnley in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The England captain was hit in the back in a stunning two-goal effort in a superb 3-2 win at Manchester City last weekend that saw the defending champions’ lead at the top of the table reduced to six points.

Conte, in a pre-match press conference on Tuesday, joked that Kane would play at Burnley’s Turf Moor even if he had a leg.

“Harry had a kick in the back but he has to play. Even if he has a leg, he has to play,” added the Italian.

“He is good (in shape). He knows how important he is to our team.”

Conte also said Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga are still ruled out, while Sergio Reguilon is doubtful for the game against relegation candidates Burnley following a recent bout of coronavirus.

“Skipper and Tanganga are recovering. They’re still not ready for the game against Burnley,” Conte explained.

“Sergio (Reguilon), in yesterday’s (Monday) training session he was not present and we will see today. We hope they can all recover soon.”

Despite beating City, Tottenham are eighth in the table and seven points from a Champions League place, despite having at least two games in hand from the top four.

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