Cape Town - Tottenham striker Harry Kane has reported no ill-affects after making a sooner-than-expected return to action following an ankle injury.
It had been feared Kane would still be sidelined at this point in the season due to an ankle injury he sustained against Bournemouth on March 11, but the 24-year-old showed remarkable powers of recovery and only ended up missing an FA Cup victory over Swansea.
And after making his comeback as a substitute in the 3-1 win at Chelsea, Kane completed his first 90 minutes since his injury this weekend in the win at Stoke.
And rather than thinking the enforced break has hindered his momentum, Kane is confident it will actually stand him in good stead for this summer’s World Cup.
"It was good to get the minutes last week (against Chelsea) and the 90 minutes on Saturday," Kane said.
"It’s all positive. The ankle feels fine. We’ve got a week now to train and I’ll get stronger and stronger.
"It happened similar last year and I came back strong and that’s what I’m aiming to do this summer and take that into the World Cup.
"I feel good at the moment and it’s important I stay fit and healthy and help the team."
Kane is also confident he can still win this season’s Golden Boot, despite trailing Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah by five goals.
Speaking about his battle with the Egyptian, Kane said: "I still believe I can [win it].
"Look, whatever happens, there are still games to go.
"I’ve got to focus on my game. I can’t control what he does.
"Obviously as a striker, it would be great to win the Golden Boot again and I will keep working hard from now until the end of the season."