Hammers get a happy Harry Kane hint


harry-kane-tottenham-hotspur-europa-league_3225921West Ham have been given the opportunity of taking a sigh of relief after the woes of Friday night and the fall out since.

For as they prepare for Spurs at Wembley this week they have learned that they may be spared the threat of goal machine Harry Kane.

The striker was subbed in the last few moments of the 4-1 win over Liverpool and appeared to be feeling his left hamstring as he made his way to the bench.

But manager Mauricio Pochittinto – whilst denying an injury – made  it clear he may not be included in the side which meets the Irons.

He said: ““Yes, maybe, yes [he will be rested]. We have ahead many games, Wednesday then Manchester United Manchester United at the weekend and Real Madrid.

Spurs then face Crystal Palace on November 5 and the manager added: “It’s important to know that he played two games for the national team before Bournemouth.

“It’s been a massive effort from him, but his performance in that way he’s so professional. But he’s not a machine and maybe Wednesday to rest.”

Share this article

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon


  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Ah so only Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli up top then 😉 was reading an article about Koeman earlier and they were comparing his win percentages with other managers and he is lower than 2nd place Moyes and first place Martinez who had a 51% win percentage, Martinez has his flaws defensively but with our squad if he were available next season might be worth a look at least his teams play with an attacking system. Plus his time with the Belgium squad might give us access to some great Belgian talent.

  • Roman says:

    Sad state of affairs if we have to rely on the other team not being full strength.Just pitiful.

    • PopRobson says:

      My thoughts as well

    • Thwugaht says:

      Yeah – we’ve never ever in the history of the club gone into a cup game against a top side hoping their best players weren’t playing/they won’t take it seriously. What a stupid comment.

  • Max Willow says:

    A small amount of ‘pre-execution comfort’ Hugh!
    However, I only need to take one look at the Spurs midfield and what they are capable of doing, to still remain a little intimidated..
    However, stranger things have occurred..
    If Bilic can come up with the best formation possible, you just never know, eh?

  • Bobby1954 says:





  • I'm Not the Answer to Our Right Back Problem says:

    Someone please tell me what is “Happy” about potentially having our butts kicked by the Kids that Pochittinto decides to replace from the first team line-up.

  • Magnum says:

    If and admittedly it is an if but if the press speculation that Bilic has a couple of games to save his job has come from the board…..why do they come out with statements like that when it is clear to everyone that if the spuds kids beat us then his position is totally untenable

  • Hammer64 says:

    I mentioned to my Spuds mate after Friday night that I feared what Kane might do. His answer ‘ Nah don’t worry -he won’t play. He only wants proper challenges now’. Bit harsh, although serves him right if he can’t play because he is injured! Tend to think Pochettino would have rested him.i read somewhere that now they look to have qualified not CL they would write off the Carabao. But what would they have to do to gift us the game, based on Friday? Play their youth team?

Comments are closed.