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Spurs boss Pochettino calm as Kane injured in victory at Bournemouth

Spurs boss Pochettino calm as Kane injured in victory at Bournemouth

Initially Harry considered trying to run it off, but after consulting with the Spurs physio eventually walked down the tunnel.

Mauricio Pochettino said Spurs' 4-1 win at Bournemouth was the "perfect answer" after their devastating midweek Champions League exit.

Tottenham Hotspur's main man Harry Kane has been forced off with an apparent ankle injury, after a heavy collision between the England global and Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

"I hope it is not a big issue", said Pochettino.

We don't know any more than that, but that hasn't stopped England fans suddenly start panicking about if it might keep him out of the World Cup.

"It will be odd because we come from Champions League, Premier League and then FA Cup".

Spurs got goals from Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, and Serge Aurier to cruise to a strangely comfortable 4-1 win at the Vitality Stadium, but Kane was photographed leaving on crutches, casting doubts on when he might be healthy enough to play for Spurs again.

Despite the victory, Arsenal is 12 points adrift of fourth place and Arsene Wenger's team selection suggested his attention is now firmly focused on the Gunners's Europa League campaign.

Kane's issue wasn't even the only injury that plagued the Spurs during today's match, with forward Dele Alli suffering a groin niggle. "If you are positive you start the recovery from the injury from now".

"Of course he suffered an injury that is in the same ankle that he suffered before".

Spurs move above Liverpool into third in the Premier League, but it was a bittersweet victory with concerns over Kane's fitness for both club and country.

"I'm so pleased. After Wednesday, I think the reaction was important for the team", he added.

"It's a massive three points for us".

Tottenham failed to take note of that warning as within three minutes Stanislas had made amends for his miss with a well-taken strike past Lloris from an Adam Smith cross that gave the Cherries the lead.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe felt the scoreline flattered Spurs and was unhappy that Callum Wilson had an 84th-minute goal disallowed at 2-1.