Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Harry Kane will play in Tottenham’s Europa League qualifier against Lokomotiv Plovdiv on Thursday.

Kane remains Spurs’ only recognised striker in their squad and the Portuguese must carefully monitor his fitness levels ahead of a hectic schedule over the coming weeks – with Tottenham in Europa League, Premier League and the Carabao Cup action.

Tottenham are heavy favourites heading to Bulgaria, but there’s no room for error with it being a one-leg tie. Mourinho revealed that he’ll be leaving eight first-team players at home ahead of the trip to Southampton on Sunday, but the England forward won’t be one of them.

One of those set to feature tomorrow evening is record-signing Tanguy Ndombele, although the Spurs boss said (via the Evening Standard) that despite the Frenchman being in a “very positive evolution”, isn’t ready to play 90 minutes or even start in Bulgaria.

In better news, Giovani Lo Celso is back in training and could feature against Plovdiv.



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