Tottenham’s Harry Kane in race against time to be fit for Carabao Cup final showdown against Man City as Trevor Sinclair issues major warning

Harry Kane is battling to be fit for Tottenham’s crunch Carabao Cup final showdown with Manchester City this weekend.

The England skipper has completed two lone outdoor sessions at the club’s Enfield training base, with interim boss Ryan Mason sweating on the fitness of his star striker for the Wembley showdown.

Kane has scored 33 goals in 51 games across all competitions this season
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Kane sustained an ankle injury during Spurs’ 2-2 draw at Everton last weekend

It was hoped Kane would join in with first-team training on Friday – but that did not materialise.

Kane picked up the ankle complaint in Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton on April 16.

Spurs are searching for their first bit of silverware since 2008, when they reigned supreme in the same competition against Chelsea.

And speaking ahead of that clash, which you can hear live on talkSPORT, Mason admitted that Spurs are relying on a ‘quick turnaround’ for Kane to be available.

“We will have more of an idea tomorrow if we can get him back on the pitch,” Mason told reporters.

“It is a case of taking it hour by hour now, days are running out.

Mason, the youngest ever Premier League manager, won his first game in charge against Southampton

“It was different for the Champions League final, he was out a long time beforehand.

“This would be a quick turnaround and we’ll have to assess him tomorrow.

“Harry is a top professional. We’re taking it hour by hour and see how it goes.

“We’re not going, and Harry’s not going to, put his body on the line. It will be a combined decision.”

And speaking ahead of the Wembley showdown, former Man City winger Trevor Sinclair had a word of warning for Kane.

“Harry’s got to be really honest with himself, his teammates and his manager, because I think he’s going to make the decision,” he explained.

Sinclair says Kane must be honest with himself in his battle to be fit for Sunday’s final
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“You can forgive him for wanting to play even if he’s not 100 per cent fit, but I think he’ll never forgive himself if he does play and he’s not fit.

“I always say when a player’s got an ankle injury or a knee injury, I take them out to the training ground and say to them ‘if you went in for a 50/50 would your ankle be able to deal with it?’.

“I think if he’s honest with himself then he can give a real answer. You wouldn’t want him going out there playing and not doing himself justice, Tottenham losing that game and losing out on Harry’s ability for the rest of the season.”

Sinclair cited the example of Kane not being fully fit for the 2019 Champions League final against Liverpool as a decision maker.

“That experience should give him a good starting point of where he has to start thinking, before he makes the decision,” Sinclair added.

“It’s a huge call. Silverware is silverware – he wants to be involved – but look at the bigger picture.

“They need to still go for the top four and make it into this Champions League and he needs to be honest with himself and his teammates.”