Pochettino rates Kane’s chances of facing Real

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says there is a good chance that Harry Kane will line up against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old striker sat out the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United on Saturday with a hamstring injury he sustained in the 4-1 win over Liverpool the previous week.

Spurs will be desperate to have their talisman back for the visit of Los Blancos to Wembley in midweek as the two teams vie for top spot in Group H.

Kane has returned to training and will be assessed closer to kick-off, but Pochettino rates his chances of facing the defending European champions.

"We are very confident. He is on the list, we have one day more to assess him," the Argentine coach said in his pre-match press conference.

'I think maybe it can be possible he will be available to play tomorrow, but I don't want to be 100 per cent sure about that decision, because we have one day more.

"Today and yesterday were good in training. Now with the medical staff, we will try to make the right decision, because it is important to make the right decision for tomorrow."

Asked whether playing Kane was risky, Pochettino added: "He was training with the group and was good, the same level as the team.

"We must know now, the feeling from him today, after tonight, how he is going to feel, and then to take the best decision for him, first of all, and then for the team."

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