Jose Mourinho will not risk star striker Harry Kane until fully fit
According to The Guardian, Jose Mourinho has revealed that he will not take any risks with Harry Kane’s recovery from a hamstring injury. The Spurs striker ‘s rehabilitation is going ahead of schedule and is likely to play again before the end of the season.
In spite of Kane having made quick recoveries in the past, Mourinho has urged the need for restraint in playing him. The Portuguese boss is looking at the larger picture and will wait till his ace is completely fit before playing him.
“He is going to be back when he is ready to be back”
This will give Tottenham the impetus to finish the season strongly. It also provides encouragement to England boss Gareth Southgate with the European Championships around the corner.
Praising the striker for his professionalism and fight, Mourinho revealed that he expects the player to return to action by mid-April. The striker was previously rushed into action for the Champions League final against Liverpool. Describing this is a different situation, the Spurs boss will not take any shortcuts in his player’s recovery.
He went on to defend the club and player’s decision to play him in the final against Liverpool, given the gravity of the occasion.
“There are some matches where protocols mean nothing”
Tottenham are suffering a striker crisis following the injuries to Kane and Heung-Min Son. Lucas Moura has played up front in the absence of the usual choices.
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Spurs are currently four points behind Chelsea in fourth. We face Wolverhampton Wanderers this Sunday in a crucial clash in the race for top four. Hopefully, we will win the game and keep our Champions League hopes alive.
The return of Kane in the final weeks should give us enough motivation to beat our rivals to the fourth spot.