Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has revealed that he ‘can’t wait’ to start playing again, having recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered in January that threatened to rule him out for the rest of the 2019/20 season, had it been able to finish on time.
The coronavirus crisis means that no Premier League football has been played since 9 March. But where previously it would have been touch and go whether Kane would get back on the pitch before the end of the campaign, he could now play an active role – if the season does resume.
“Just the feeling of getting back out on the pitch again, with fans or without fans, will be so challenging — and I just can’t wait to do it,” the 26-year-old told The Sun.
“I got injured on 1 January, so whenever we start playing again it’s going to be at least six months before I play another game, which is a very long time.”
Kane underwent surgery on his hamstring in January and last week was among those allowed to return to Spurs’ training ground for isolated sessions.
Player fears over whether it is safe for football in England to resume has dominated the debate over ‘Project Restart’, which is aiming to kick-start the Premier League calendar in June.
“The majority of the players are looking forward to playing again whenever it’s possible, but we want it to be as safe as well,” Kane told ITV last week.
“I am happy to start training in small groups if that is allowed and just trying to get back to some normality as soon as possible. Everyone is different and has their own personal view.”
Kane commanded headlines last week when he announced his sponsorship of League Two club Leyton Orient, the club where he made his professional debut during a loan in 2011.
BREAKING: We’re delighted to say that former loanee @HKane has taken the club’s shirt sponsorship for the 2020/21 season.— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) May 14, 2020
The home kit will be a thank you to the nation’s frontline heroes, whilst @HavenHouseCH and @MindCharity feature proudly on the away and third.
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The Spurs star has taken on paying the cost of the club’s shirt sponsorship for the 2020/21 season, which will see two charities – Haven House and Mind – displayed on the front of O’s jerseys.
Source : 90min