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Harry Kane plays down injury concern after Tottenham's Europa League loss to Gent

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (C) drives the ball during the UEFA Europa League match between KAA Gent and Tottenham Hotspur at the Ghelamco Arena on Febr
Image: Harry Kane is hoping to feature in Tottenham's FA Cup match at Fulham on Sunday

Harry Kane says the knee injury he picked up in Tottenham's 1-0 Europa League defeat to Gent on Thursday is not serious.

The Spurs forward also hopes to be available to face London rivals Fulham in their FA Cup fifth-round tie on Sunday, but will be assessed ahead of the match at Craven Cottage.

Kane managed to complete the full 90 minutes in Belgium, despite suffering the knock late on, and was seen walking out of Ghelamco Arena seemingly unhindered.

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When asked whether he would be fit for the clash against the Sky Bet Championship side, Kane said: "Yes, it should be fine."

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino had earlier hinted that the England international could be one of a few players rested for the trip to west London, with their return leg against Gent at Wembley just under a week away.

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"I think we need to assess some players. Harry Kane got a knock on his knee, different players too," Pochettino said.

"We need to refresh the team and we'll do that. Tottenham will play in Fulham on Sunday. It's not the name of the players, it's the club.

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"We'll see, but we'll put out a team with aims to win and be ready again to compete."

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Jeremy Perbet's 59th-minute strike ensured Gent claimed a deserved 1-0 first-leg victory and leaves Tottenham with work to do if they want to progress.

The defeat also continues a worrying slump in form for Tottenham, who have won just two of their last six matches, scoring only once in their last four.

Tottenham will have to overturn a one-goal deficit at White Hart Lane next week following their defeat to Gent
Image: Tottenham will have to overturn a one-goal deficit at White Hart Lane next week following their defeat to Gent

"That is the reality. It sometimes happens," Pochettino said.

"Good and bad things happen. We've started now a bad period. I hope, on Sunday, we break that negative run."

Pochettino added: "It's not about confidence. We were wrong with our judgement if we think, because of Liverpool, it's only about confidence."

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