Harry Kane feels optimistic about his ankle injury and has joked about returning in less than a month, according to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs said on Tuesday the injury is considered less serious than the one Kane sustained in September, when he damaged the same ankle ligaments and was out for seven weeks.
Even if Kane is overly confident in hoping to return far sooner, his assessment suggests he could be back for next month’s north London derby against Arsenal on April 30 and may even feature in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on April 22.
The cup clash at Wembley will come six weeks after Kane sustained the injury against Millwall last weekend.
“He is very positive, joking about (coming back) after the international break, three to four weeks,” Pochettino said.
“It’s good but we need to be careful with the injury. We trust completely our doctor and physios and that department who look after them in the best way.”
On Kane’s prediction, Pochettino added: “We don’t know. I express the feeling and the way we are doing on the training ground.
“He is very positive but don’t take it like properly my words because if not four, it’s five to six weeks. But the good thing he is very positive.
“If you are positive in your mind you can affect your injury positively.”