Illness could delay Harry Kane’s bid to become Tottenham’s clear record

The illness could mean Harry Kane misses his chance to become Tottenham’s all-time top scorer in Saturday’s FA Cup draw at Preston.

The Spurs forward was on par with Jimmy Greaves when he scored the winning goal at Fulham on Monday, scoring his 266th goal for the club.

Boss Antonio Conte later revealed he was battling Kane’s fire and missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week, returning Friday before the weekend clash at Sky Bet Championship team Preston.

Harry Kane celebrates

Harry Kane (pictured) aligns with Jimmy Greaves by hitting the winner in Fulham on Monday (Zac Goodwin/PA)

“We only have one problem with Harry because he played the last game with sickness,” said Tottenham assistant Cristian Stellini.

“He didn’t train during the week, he trained this morning, but he wants to come with us and be available.

“We know very well that Harry wants to play in every game, so we’re happy to have Harry in the game, but that’s the only situation we have to deal with.”

Kane could still win a delayed rest as Richarlison struggled to make his first start since a hamstring injury following last month’s World Cup.

Stellini has acknowledged that some changes will be made at Deepdale, but will only be named on the bench, signing Arnaut Danjuma, who joined on Wednesday loan from Villarreal in the middle of the week.

Tottenham is pushing for more additions this month and talks are underway with Sporting Lisbon to sign Pedro Porro, the PA news agency has learned.

Porro’s €45m (£39.5) release clause still needs to be agreed on the payout structure and the attacking fullback is ready to take part in Sporting’s cup final against Porto on Saturday – but there is no indication that there will be an agreement in the end. there is expectation. It was finalized before the deadline for Tuesday’s submission.

Potential newcomer Porro could win a silver medal this weekend, while Tottenham continues to put an end to the trophy drought that stretched back to 2008.

Pedro Porro (left) at Sporting Lisbon

We know that talks are ongoing with Sporting Lisbon for the signing of Pedro Porro (left) (Isabel Infantes/PA).

But Stellini insisted: “We’re talking about a trophy, a trophy to be won, many, many times while I’m here. I don’t want to force it to put pressure on it.

“We have to change the mindset. The last game was a good starting point to change that, and you don’t have to talk about winning trophies with a mindset change, you have to do it.

“It’s hard to work on the mentality, we’re trying to do that and we want to be a team that can win trophies.”

Conte’s future has been a hot topic of conversation lately, but his passionate celebrations with Spurs fans at Craven Cottage on Monday hinted that his determination to succeed at the club is as strong as ever.

“It’s very difficult to feel that Antonio is not determined, it’s very difficult,” Stellini admitted.

“But the way he celebrates, maybe it can help[people]understand that he feels love around him. This is really important.

It’s really important that the fans are with us, the team, the players, the club and Antonio.”

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