Tottenham star Harry Kane an injury doubt for Arsenal clash as Jose Mourinho gives update

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is an injury doubt for Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.


Posted Thursday, December 03, 2020 by Express.co.uk

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says Harry Kane is an injury doubt for this Sunday's north London derby against Arsenal. Kane has a great record against Arsenal in the Premier League, having scored 10 goals in his 11 appearances in matches with the Gunners. The England captain has started this season in red-hot form as well, having scored seven goals and contributed nine assists for his team-mates.

But Mourinho has revealed the 27-year-old is struggling with an injury.

Kane missed Spurs training on Wednesday, along with a number of his team-mates.

However, Portuguese boss Mourinho is still confident Kane will be available on Sunday.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Thursday's Europa League match away to LASK, Mourinho said: "I'm not going to tell you the nature of his injury.

Tottenham star Harry Kane an injury doubt for Arsenal clash as Jose Mourinho gives update
Tottenham news: Harry Kane is an injury doubt for the match with Arsenal (Image: GETTY)

"I think he has a good chance [to play]. I don't want to lie.

"I don't wide to hide anything in relation to 'oh, is he going to play or no.' I think he is going to play. My feeling is he's going to play."

Mourinho says striker Vinicius and left-back Sergio Reguilon also have injuries but could feature at the weekend.

However, Erik Lamela has been ruled out of the visit of Mikel Arteta's side.

Mourinho added: "Lamela is an injury from 3 weeks, a month. I don't believe he has a chance for the weekend.

"Harry, Vinicius and Sergio there is a chance for the weekend."

Centre-back Toby Alderweireld could also return against Arsenal after suffering a muscular injury in the win over Manchester City last month.

"Yeah he has a chance [for the weekend]," Mourinho said.

"Not for tomorrow. Joe [Rodon] played against Chelsea and it wasn't an easy first match to play.

"Davinson [Sanchez] will play tomorrow. We have our options if he cannot play and we will not cry if he can't like against Chelsea."

Mourinho was also asked about Dele Alli, who continues to be left out of Spurs' Premier League side.

Mourinho said Alli, and other players, must prove that they deserve a place in the team.

"The ones who aren't playing much time in their mind have only one thing to do and that is to show in the minutes they have that they should be playing," Mourinho said.

"I don't have any problem with Dele. I don't have any problems with any of them.

"My players are happy when they play and not happy when they don't play. I don't blame my players. It's only to improve their situation by using every minute they have to improve their position.

"The concept above everything is the concept that the team is more important than any of us.

"The example is Ben Davies. Against Chelsea he played five minutes and last season he'd play 90 minutes. But he played those 90 minutes like they were the last five minutes of his career."



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