Tottenham face an anxious wait to find whether or not Harry Kane shall be match for the Carabao Cup ultimate after the striker limped out of the 2-2 draw at Everton with a foot harm.
Kane scored his twentieth and twenty first objectives of the Premier League season at Goodison Park, the place Gylfi Sigurdsson additionally struck twice for the hosts, however was pressured off in stoppage time after Richarlison landed on his foot at a nook. The Spurs striker shall be assessed on Saturday, with José Mourinho determined for constructive information earlier than subsequent Sunday’s Wembley ultimate in opposition to Manchester City.
“For him to depart the pitch with a couple of minutes to go is clearly as a result of he felt one thing,” the Spurs supervisor mentioned. “It is simply too early to say one thing. I don’t need to feed any hypothesis or be stupidly optimistic and say that he’ll play within the subsequent recreation [against Southampton in midweek] or the ultimate. I don’t know. He doesn’t know. Tomorrow we are going to see the way it reacts and have a look in additional element.”
Kane capitalised on two dreadful defensive errors by Everton to place Spurs forward after which equalise within the second half. “It was nice ending,” mentioned Mourinho. “It’s the sort of participant that whenever you see the primary contact and the management, we’re used to seeing it in coaching and we all know it’s unbelievable ending. Two stunning objectives however not a shock for those who see him do it every single day in coaching.”
The Spurs supervisor, nonetheless, was sad with Michael Oliver’s determination to award Everton a first-half penalty when James Rodríguez went down underneath minimal contact from Sergio Reguilón. “The penalty was not a penalty,” he insisted. “I believe the gamers ought to be praised [for not haranguing Oliver over the decision] however all of us have the sensation that it is vitally tough for VAR to go in opposition to a referee’s determination. They don’t like to show one another.
“The most they like to inform the referee is: ‘Come on, take a look,’ however when Mr Oliver is in such excessive velocity to the penalty spot I don’t suppose there’s any level complaining.”