Harry Kane is doubtful for Sunday’s north London derby with Arsenal, although Jose Mourinho wouldn’t specify the ‘nature’ of his injury.
Before then, Spurs travel to Austria to face LASK in the Europa League, knowing a point will guarantee their place in the knockout stages of the competition.
But Mourinho won’t be able to call upon the England captain, whilst he also confirmed that Sergio Regulion and Carlos Vinicius, Erik Lamela and Toby Aldeweireld miss also will Thursday’s game, although the latter could return in time to face the Gunners.
Mourinho said: “Erik Lamela I don’t believe has a chance for the weekend. Harry, Vinicius and Sergio I believe there is a chance for the weekend.” (Quotes via Football.London).
“Yeah he has a chance. Not for tomorrow. Joe played against Chelsea and it wasn’t an easy first match to play. Davinson will play tomorrow. We have options if Toby cannot play and we won’t cry if he can’t like against Chelsea.”
Kane is arguably Tottenham’s best player, so it goes without saying that losing him for a game of such importance would be huge, but I wouldn’t be too worried – Mourinho is known for being dramatic when it comes to injuries.
He said similar about when he Son got injured against Newcastle, only for the South Korean to return against Manchester United the following weekend, and initially revealed that Aldeweireld’s was ‘long-term’, and now he could also be back in action less than two weeks after suffering a muscle problem against City.