Tottenham news: What Mauricio Pochettino said to Fabian Delph after Harry Kane injury

Kane needed to be helped down the tunnel as Spurs went on to win the first leg of their Champions League quarter finals match against Manchester City 1-0.

The Spurs striker left the stadium on crutches and was wearing a protective boot after coming off in the second half, according to reports.

The 25-year-old suffered the injury as he slipped trying to block Delph’s clearance on the right touchline.

Delph got to the ball first but his foot made contact with Kane’s ankle on the follow through.

I said to him ‘you were lucky’

Mauricio Pochettino

“It’s a worry for us,” said Pochettino about Kane’s injury.

“We are going to miss him – maybe for the rest of the season.

“We hope it is not a big issue. But there is not to much time to recover. He twisted his ankle so we will see how it reacts in a few hours.”

Pochettino was right next to the incident when it happened and was seen exchanging words with Delph.

“I was talking with Delph about the situation that happened,” Pochettino said after the game.

“Because he was so upset, and so aggressive with Harry after the action.

“I tried to make him understand it wasn’t intentional from Harry or from him to damage each other.

“Only that it was an action that was a tough action, that Harry twisted his ankle.

“Delph touched the ball and then he stepped onto the ankle.”

Pochettino believes if the video assistant referee was consulted Delph could have been given his marching orders.

“I said to him ‘you were lucky’,” the Argentine said.

“Because if checking on the VAR maybe, technically, it was a red card.

“But I think both were fighting for the ball and had no intention of damaging each other.

“Harry wanted to talk with him, he [Delph] was so aggressive maybe he was upset or was painful for the action.

“And then was very friendly the conversation, no problem between us.”

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