Mourinho issues Kane injury update in boost for Tottenham and England

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is hopeful that striker Harry Kane will return for the "last few games of the season".

The England captain underwent surgery on a hamstring injury in January after suffering a ruptured tendon at Southampton on New Year's Day and Spurs expected him to be back in training some time in April.

But he seems to be making a quicker-than-expected recovery and – ahead Sunday's Premier League home match with Wolves – Mourinho said: "I would say he is a little bit ahead. It gives me a hope that instead of (being fit for) one or two matches, three, four, five.

"Just speculating a bit, the feelings are good. He is doing what he can do at this stage but always with a good feeling. Everything is going well.

"When he was injured I said 'forget him', then I said 'one or two games'. At this moment I have better hopes than that, hopefully that feeling is right and he can help us in the last few games of the season."

At the beginning of the month, Mourinho gave Spurs and England fans hope by suggesting his recovery is going better than expected.

Kane jetted off to Barbados for warm-weather treatment after the hamstring operation which threatened to make him a serious doubt to captain England at Euro 2020 this summer.

But Tottenham manager Mourinho allayed fears his top scorer would not play again this season by revealing he is on schedule for Spurs’ last two ­Premier League games in May.

That would give Kane more than a month to regain full throttle before the Three Lions’ European Championship opener against Croatia on June 14.

Asked when he thought Kane might wear the Lilywhite shirt again, he replied: “The Leicester match on May 9.

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