The collective mood amongst the Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern has been in a low one ever since Saturday lunch-time. Indeed, losing to Manchester United at Old Trafford has dampened the feelings amongst our drinkers.
While it was a good few weeks for Tottenham and their fans, the manner in which they lost at the Theatre of Dreams has some of those who prop up our bar fretting over the fate of their title challenge. Obviously, the absence of Harry Kane had an impact on the result over the weekend, so reports from the Daily Mirror have at least proven fairly promising.
According to them, the England international is desperate to be fit for the visit of Real Madrid to Wembley on Wednesday. While Mauricio Pochettino is believed to have ruled him out, the 24-year-old is reportedly hopeful of making the game against Los Blancos, despite his hamstring injury.
Thought to be ‘touch and go’, these are nervous times for our local Lillywhites, who hope their star man is ready to face Real.
While it’d be good for Spurs fans to see Kane start against Real Madrid, is it really worth the risk? They aren’t far off guaranteeing qualification from the group stage and even a loss at Wembley wouldn’t stop that. With big games coming up, Kane shouldn’t be risked.