Harry Kane plays down knee injury fears following defeat in Gent
GHENT, Belgium -- Harry Kane expects to be fit for Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup fifth-round match at Fulham on Sunday despite taking a knock to his knee in the Europa League defeat at KAA Gent on Thursday.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said Kane would be assessed ahead of the short trip to Craven Cottage and the striker left Gent's Ghelamco Arena walking a little gingerly.
When asked whether he would be fit for the game at Craven Cottage, Kane said: "Yes, it should be fine."
However, he is unlikely be to risked by Pochettino, particularly now that Tottenham must win Thursday's round-of-32 return leg against Gent at Wembley.
Son Heung-Min deputised for Kane, missing with a groin injury, in the FA Cup fourth-round -- a 4-3 win against Wycombe Wanderers -- and the South Korea forward is expected to be preferred to Vincent Janssen, who was not named in the squad against Gent, again on Sunday.
Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.