If you were to ask any Tottenham fan what their most unwanted footballing sights are, the answer will more often than not be Arsenal winning a trophy and then a close second would undoubtedly be Harry Kane wincing in discomfort.
A sight that was on full display during January’s defeat to Manchester United at Wembley. In the dying seconds of the game, the World Cup Golden Boot winner suffered another ankle injury and with that every Spurs fan assumed the worst.
A campaign that was just getting up a head of steam would then see its momentum curtailed in an instant and any hopes of entering this season’s Premier League title race, were now very much up in smoke
Or were they? Thanks to the heroic efforts of South Korean international Hueng-min Son, the club have won their last four league outings and this run has subsequently left them hanging neatly on the coattails of both Manchester City and Liverpool.
All this you must remember without Harry Kane and the fact that he has returned to training this week will be music to the ears of Tottenham supporters, at the same time it is arguably the news that Burnley fans will not want to hear.
The England international looks primed and ready to be unleashed on Sean Dyche’s men come Saturday lunchtime and the question is just how many minutes manager Mauricio Pochettino feels is necessary to give to him against the Clarets.
He may well feel as many as possible, especially as Burnley have turned the corner as of late. 12 points from their last 18, has seen them put some daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.
And with this run of form behind them, they will be a tough nut to crack and therefore it might just need a Harry Kane shaped sledgehammer to make sure that the job is done. Should that be the case, then a win will only boost Tottenham’s late quest for the title.