Tottenham striker Harry Kane is a doubt for Sunday’s pivotal game against Norwich, with Spurs chasing Champions League football but the club have denied there has been a food poisoning outbreak following claims by Gary Lineker
Hearing there’s a food poisoning outbreak at @SpursOfficial. No, i am not joking.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 20, 2022
Former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted that there had been a food poisoning outbreak at Spurs’ training ground.
But the club have clarified the situation, confirming that it was their main striker and talisman who is feeling unwell.
No suggestions of a food poisoning outbreak at Tottenham Hotspur despite rumours. However, Harry Kane has been feeling unwell – not food poisoning – and will be assessed ahead of Sunday's game.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) May 20, 2022
Tottenham addressed the press, and explained that Kane was supposed to take part in a museum launch today with BBC presenter Lineker, but pulled out feeling sick.
Kane has 16 goals this season and has formed another sensational partnership with South Korean forward Son Heung-min, who has scored 21 goals.
Tottenham are fourth in the league and will secure Champions League football for next season if they avoid defeat at Norwich while hot on their heels Arsenal, will take on Everton at the Emirates.
Kane feeling unwell, not 100% and will be assessed ahead of #THFC’s trip to Norwich.
No other players feeling unwell and no suggestion of food poisoning outbreak.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) May 20, 2022
The England striker’s health has become a hot topic, with both Spurs and Arsenal fans keen on knowing if the deadly forward will be playing a part in the crucial game.
The food poisoning claims echoed the infamous ‘Lasagne-gate’ prior to the final day in 2006, which cost Spurs a place in the Champions League and saw Arsenal finish fourth.
Tottenham’s pre-match meal before their trip to West Ham caused an outbreak of vomiting and nausea among the players at their Canary Wharf hotel on the eve of the game.
Such was the volume of players affected – Jermaine Jenas later recalled that players were ‘dropping like flies’ – that Spurs requested the West Ham match be postponed, but they were told by the Premier League that failing to fulfil the fixture could result in a points deduction.
Spurs needed to match Arsenal’s result but, after several players were struck down by illness, they were beaten 2-1 by West Ham as the Gunners beat Wigan 4-2 to snatch the final place in the Champions League.
And the same could be repeated on Sunday, If Spurs lose at Norwich this Sunday then Arsenal can again leapfrog them into fourth by beating Everton at the Emirates Stadium.
Although, Antonio Conte will be desperate for Kane to play against Norwich on Sunday- a must win match.