Who should start against West Ham?
Bale, Kane, Son
Lucas, Kane, Son
Lamela, Kane, Son
Bale, Vinicius, Son
Kane, who played against Denmark despite muscle fatigue, is confirmed to be starting on Sunday with new summer signing Carlos Vinicius set to appear on the bench.
However, in an alternate universe, things could have gone differently with Southgate’s gamble over the Englishman’s fitness during the international break.
Reacting to the national team manager’s decision, McLeish believes Jose Mourinho would have been ‘apoplectic’ over the choice to play him against Denmark in their 1-0 midweek defeat.
Indeed, the ‘exceptional‘ forward is crucial to Tottenham’s hopes of achieving glory this season, and the fact Spurs suffered whilst he was sidelined with a hamstring injury last campaign could have been cause for worry.
At the time, McLeish believes Mourinho would have been lived, going on to explain the Portuguese’ potential thoughts surrounding Kane as the Lilywhites gear up for West Ham on Sunday.
“Mourinho will be apoplectic about that one, I’m sure he’ll be going: ‘Argh, what’s happening?’ You can imagine Jose,” explained McLeish to Football Insider.
“I think he’s got him back in one piece, his legs will probably be just a wee bit sore, the muscles and the masseurs will be working 24/7 over the next few days to get Harry back and ready for the next game.”
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Luckily, as confirmed by Mourinho, Kane is indeed ready and fit to feature against the Hammers – a lucky stroke for the team.
In other news, marquee summer signings Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius could be set to make their debuts as supporters eagerly anticipate Spurs’ first game back since the international break.
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