Can Spurs challenge for the title after Harry Kane's return?

A Missed Man?

Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane has scored fourteen goals this season and is without question their most clinical individual in the entire squad, and arguably in the Premier League, as he sits in fourth place on the top scorer standings and would likely be higher if not for injury.

Spurs have not been out of form since the 25-year-old picked up an ankle injury at the end of the defeat to Manchester United in January, but rather they have excelled and exceeded all expectations.

In the league, Tottenham have won each of their four fixtures after Kane’s absence, beating Fulham, Watford, Newcastle and Leicester, three of which were played at Wembley. Regarding the other competitions, they were eliminated from the EFL Cup and FA Cup by Chelsea and Crystal Palace respectively, but found victory in a massively impressive performance against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

With Pochettino’s men in third position, five points from Manchester City and with a game in hand over the current league leaders, could Spurs steal the Premier League title from under the noses of Liverpool and the Sky Blues when Kane returns?

Harry Kane

Big Game Player

Harry Kane has earned five goal involvements versus the Premier League’s “Big Six” during this campaign, and has notched either a goal or assist in three of his appearances in the Champions League group stage.

Considering Tottenham have to play Chelsea, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool in their next six games they are undoubtedly going to need every member of the squad available if they are to mount a title challenge, and Kane could be vital in those matches.

With all respect to the four sides Tottenham have beaten in the league since Kane’s injury, they are not quite near the level of the teams that Spurs are yet to come up against, and each fixture has been relatively tight as Tottenham have been forced to score a few late goals to see off their opponents.

Of course, you can only beat what’s put in front of you and the manner in which you find three points is usually irrelevant, however it has been evident in those encounters that Tottenham needed a quality finisher on the pitch to put away some of their golden chances.

Kane’s return will lift the entire club, especially considering the fact that he was expected to be unavailable until March, so him being an option could in itself provide the confidence needed to mount a charge towards the finish line.

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Putting the Pressure On Themselves?

One of the benefits that Spurs could have in a potential title challenge is that they are not expected to win the Premier League, but instead simply qualify for next season’s Champions League.

However, with Dele Alli also returning from injury soon, they could find themselves expecting to all of a sudden run riot against lesser opposition, which likely will not be the case.

Harry Kane has the mindset of a winner and the forward will lead his team towards any battle for a trophy they face this season, and with Spurs’ current momentum they look as though they could win silverware in either competition they are still competing in.

There is the talent, depth and manager required to push for top spot, though Tottenham will need to turn those defeats into either draws or wins as they cannot afford to lose many more matches for fear of losing pace with the two side above, and Harry Kane is exactly the man they need to net those winners or all important equalisers.

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