Kane out until March with ankle injury

Harry Kane receives treatment at the end of last weekend's game against Manchester United

The England captain suffered the setback in the closing minutes of Sunday's 1-0 Premier League loss to Manchester United at Wembley.

"You know over the course of the season he is going to get you over 20 goals which you need, and to lose him until March is devastating".

Tottenham Hotspur's prospects of winning a first trophy under their manager Mauricio Pochettino this season suffered a significant blow yesterday when the club ruled out Harry Kane for at least two months with an injury. Thanks for the messages.

"The striker will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as he commences rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in early March".

Tottenham have a 1-0 lead from the first leg, courtesy of a penalty from Kane.

The striker's usual understudy, Heung-Min Son, is also unavailable for selection because he is representing South Korea in the Asian Cup, which has sparked talk Spurs will have to invest in January. Son isn't expected back until early February, meaning he will miss at least five games in all competitions.

Spurs are in the semi-final of the EFL Cup, and Kane wants to be back for the potential final on 24 February, or Tottenham's clash at Chelsea in the Premier League on 27 February, reports the Evening Standard.

With Spurs nine points behind the Premier League leaders, the injury has come at the worst possible time as they can't afford to slip up any more if they are to bridge that gap.

The coach has already said Vincent Jansson, who hasn't played for Tottenham since August 2017 but is still at the club, will not be called on.

Kane's injury is especially worrying given the form of his like-for-like replacement, Fernando Llorente, who has had a torrid time since joining Tottenham last season from Swansea City for £12million.