Latest team news - Danjuma available, Harry to be analysed ahead of FA Cup clash at Preston
Fri 27 January 2023, 15:00|Tottenham Hotspur
All eyes on Harry Kane ahead of our FA Cup fourth round tie against Preston North End on Saturday evening (6pm).
The striker overcame illness in the lead up to hitting the winning goal at Fulham in the Premier League on Monday night - equalling Jimmy Greaves’ Club record of 266 goals in the process - but Antonio Conte’s assistant Cristian Stellini reported after training on Friday that he hadn’t trained for most of this week as we prepare to face the Championship side at Deepdale.
Speaking to SPURSPLAY, Cristian told us: “The most important thing we have to analyse is the condition of Harry. He played our last match with illness. This week, he trained only today. He’s not perfect, but he wants to travel with us, and he wants to be involved in the game. He wants to play in every game. We’re happy he’s back, but the last three days were not so perfect for him, because he pushed himself a lot in the last game.”
Meanwhile, Arnaut Danjuma, who arrived on loan from Villareal on Tuesday, is available for Deepdale.
Asked about Arnaut’s best position in his pre-match press conference, Cristian replied: “It depends on the system we use. In the system we use normally he could be a number 10, or a striker. This is the way we want to work with him. This season we lost Lucas for a long time, and we need a player to add to our rotation and it's good to have him.
“He has experience, because he's played good Champions League last season. He is a player that can play like a striker, like a winger. He has a lot of positions he can cover, so we are happy, and we are looking forward to working with him. It's normal in January, you need time to give him all the information to play in our team. We are happy, we want to work with him and we are looking forward to working with him.”