Tottenham striker Harry Kane hoping to be fit for Champions League final


Harry Kane revealed he hopes to be fit for Tottenham’s Champions League final against Liverpool after watching his side beat Ajax in a thrilling semi-final.

Kane, who has not played since April 9 due to an ankle injury, was at the Johan Cruyff Arena as Lucas Moura scored a last-gasp winner to complete an incredible comeback, booking Spurs’ place in the final on away goals after a 3-3 draw on aggregate.

The England striker ran onto the pitch at the full-time whistle to celebrate with his elated team-mates and manager.

The final takes place in Madrid on June 1 and Kane is hoping that he will play a part.

“Hopefully [I will be fit in time],” Kane said. “Rehab is going well so far. I start straight line running this week.

“So far so good, we will see. If it carries on like it should then I hope to be, but there’s still a few weeks to go.”

Spurs looked to heading out of the Champions League as they trailed Ajax 3-0 on aggregate at half-time of the second leg in Amsterdam, but a second-half hat-trick from Lucas saw Spurs reach the final in thrilling style.

“I am a fan first and foremost, I know how much it means to the club and everyone involved with the club, the players, the manager, the staff, the chairman, everyone, and as a player I am looking at the game and thinking what would I be doing if I was out there and things like that.

“The lads dug deep and showed character, heart and passion and that’s all we ask for and it was an incredible game.”