Harry Kane is not willing to miss any of Tottenham Hotspur's matches as they target the Premier League title this season and will play with a protective mask after breaking his nose during their loss to Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The striker was caught by an elbow during the game, but continued playing without realising the extent of the injury.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Spurs forward is not expected to miss any game despite the broken nose, which was confirmed after the game against the Eagles. He will wear a protective mask and lead the White Hart Lane outfit's title charge.
Tottenham, who are in the second place on the Premier League table, are one of the favourites to win the title this season along with Leicester City, who are leading the table. Arsenal are level on points with their arch north London rivals in the third place and Manchester City occupy the final Champions League qualification spot six points behind the league leaders.
The report, however, claims that Mauricio Pochettino is likely to give the club's top marksman a breather for their clash against Fiorentina in the Europa League on Thursday (25 February) as the club prepares for a hectic schedule in the Premier League, which will see them face Swansea City, West Ham United and a north London derby against Arsenal in the space of seven days.
Kane is the only out-and-out striker in the Spurs lineup and the manager will be keen to keep him fresh for the Premier League as they chase their first top-flight title since 1960/61 season. Nacer Chadli and Heung-Min Son have deputised for the England international and could do so yet again against the Italian side.