As Tottenham prepare to return to Premier League action, Jose Mourinho has been warned not to risk Harry Kane’s fitness.
On New Year’s Day, after undergoing surgery on a torn hamstring sustained in the defeat to Southampton, Kane has been sidelined since January.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced a temporary suspension of the Premier League season which has allowed Kane to recover without missing the rest of the season.
On June 19, Tottenham will start their campaign with a vital game against Manchester United, a game that many expect Kane to begin in the table with north London currently eighth.
Yet former goalkeeper Paul Robinson has called for caution on whether Kane will start each game as clubs face a congested list of fixtures.
“You have to wonder if Harry Kane will play two or three games a week if he can play 90 minutes on a Saturday and then wait again for another 90 minutes of play on the next Saturday. It’ll be all about how Jose (Mourinho) handles the situation because you can’t expect a player who after that length of time has been out to be able to come back and play three games a week with all the demands that Premier League puts on you,” Paul Robinson told Sky Sports News exclusively.