New Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho still seems very sorry for the injury of the England national team striker, Harry Kane. The presence of Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura was not even able to please this Portuguese manager. That is because according to him, the figure of Harry Kane in the Spurs first team is irreplaceable.
Tottenham Hotspur faced Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday (05/01). In the match, Spurs had to play without Harry Kane who has been injured since the beginning of this year. As a result, Mourinho dropped Lucas Moura and Son Heung Min as the spearhead.
Moura scored the equalizing goal in the match last night with a header, after previously Spurs left early in the second half through Ashley Fletcher’s kick who escaped the offside trap. Unfortunately, the match ended with a 1-1 draw, which forced the two teams to play a rematch to find the winner.
Apart from the draw and replay, this result is disappointing for Tottenham Hotspur, because that way they have never won in the last three matches in all competitions. Even though on paper, Spurs are far better than The Borrow. No wonder if in the end, manager Jose Mourinho looked very disappointed.
More than the results and records, The Special One was disappointed to lose the figure of a striker like Harry Kane who is very reliable. He did not blame Son or Lucas Moura, because in his opinion no one could replace Kane in Tottenham’s main squad.
“We only have these and we rely on them. The players have done what they can. You can’t change Lucas or Son to number nine like Harry Kane. We have changed something and taken risks. Our team in the last 30 minutes didn’t even have a player in midfield. We played with six forwards without a striker. We took the risk, “said the manager from Portugal after the match.
Harry Kane suffered a hamstring injury in the midweek match against Southampton last week, as a result the England national team player had to pull over for at least the next two months.