Tottenham must be excited to see if Harry Kane will be fit for the Carabao Cup final after the striker limped from the 2-2 draw at Everton with a foot injury.
Kane scored his 20th and 21st Premier League goals of the season at Goodison Park, where Gylfi Sigurdsson also scored twice for the hosts but was sent off in added time after Richarlison landed on his foot in a corner. The Spurs striker will be judged on Saturday. José Mourinho is desperate to receive positive news ahead of next Sunday’s Wembley final against Manchester City.
“It is obvious to him that he has to leave the field in a few minutes because he has felt something,” said the Spurs manager. “It’s too early to say anything. I don’t want to feed speculation or be stupidly optimistic and say he’ll play in the next game [against Southampton in midweek] or the final. I dont know. He does not know. Tomorrow we’ll see how it reacts and take a closer look. “
Kane took advantage of two terrible defensive mistakes by Everton to put Spurs in the lead and equalize in the second half. “It was a great finish,” said Mourinho. “It’s the kind of player that when you see the first touch and control, you see them in training and we know it’s a fantastic finish. Two nice goals but no surprise to those who see him in training every day. “
However, the Spurs manager was unhappy with Michael Oliver’s decision to give Everton a first-half penalty when James Rodríguez went down with minimal contact from Sergio Reguilón. “The punishment wasn’t a punishment,” he insisted. “I think the players should be commended [for not haranguing Oliver over the decision] However, we all feel that it is very difficult for VAR to take action against a referee’s decision. They don’t like exposing each other.
“The maximum they like to tell the referee is, ‘Come on, take a look’, but I don’t think there is any reason to complain if Mr Oliver drives to the penalty spot so quickly.”