Tottenham deny food poisoning outbreak following claims by Gary Lineker , but unwell Harry Kane a doubt for Sunday’s pivotal game against Norwich, with Spurs chasing Champions League football.
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, Tottenham deny the food poisoning outbreak 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.
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.
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.
Manager Antonio Conte is expected to address the press ahead of the game against Norwich and will provide further updates on the health of his striker ahead of Sunday’s game.