Harry Kane left out of Tottenham squad against Man City.
Harry Kane was not involved in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 win against Manchester City on
The Athletic understands Kane was not been deemed fit enough to feature and did not travel with the team for
For City, meanwhile, Jack Grealish was handed his first start for the club after signing for the reigning Premier
League champions for a British record fee of £100 million.
When asked about Kane’s availability for the match on Sunday, Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo told
Sky Sports: “He (Kane) is continuing his preparation, the delay all these things.
“Harry needs to work, he worked today and he will keep on working until he is ready for the team.
“Players that not had many sessions working with us, it is a different case with Bryan (Gil) because he was at the
Olympic Games, also (Cristian) Romero, but I think for them it is important to be here to see the stadium, the
hotel, the meeting, to see all the process we have, it is important.
“He worked in the morning, I don’t know what he is going to do.”
Kane has been at the center of a long-standing transfer saga between the two clubs, with The Athletic reporting
the 28-year-old’s desire to leave Tottenham several months ago.
There was confusion over Kane’s return to Tottenham’s pre-season following his involvement in the European
Championship, with the striker denying he had refused to train. Kane carried out a five-day quarantine at The
Lodge before returning to training.
On Friday, however, Nuno had indicated that Kane could feature for the club in Sunday’s match, despite not
playing in any pre-season fixtures. Nuno revealed he would make a decision on Kane’s involvement after training
“He’s a Tottenham player. He’s here with us,” Nuno told reporters. “We have to think about tomorrow (Saturday). Let’s prepare the training session for tomorrow and go day by day.”
Kane is wanted by City and remains keen to leave north London, but Tottenham is holding firm that they will not
sell to another Premier League club.
Even without Kane, Tottenham was able to beat City with Son Heung-min scoring the winning goal in the 55th
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Harry Kane left out of Tottenham squad against Man City due to lack of fitness