Jose Mourinho says England are to blame for Harry Kane’s hamstring injury and not Tottenham after the striker was ruled out for three months
- Harry Kane has played 31 games for club and country already this season
- Kane will undergo surgery on a torn hamstring this weekend and faces lay-off
- The striker is unlikely to return before April and could be a doubt for Euro 2020
- Jose Mourinho believes injury is fatigue-related and has blamed England
Jose Mourinho says if too much football drove Harry Kane to injury then England are to blame and not Tottenham.
Kane, who has played 31 games for club and country this season, is having surgery on a torn hamstring this weekend and has been ruled out until April.
‘If he played too many matches, they were the national team friendlies,’ said Tottenham boss Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho says England and not Tottenham are to blame for Harry Kane’s hamstring injury
Kane will undergo an operation on a torn hamstring this weekend and could be out until April
Mourinho is adamant England friendlies are the reason behind Kane’s fatigue-related injury
England have played no friendlies this season, but they have played six Euro 2020 qualifiers, five of which were one-sided. Kane started them all.
At Spurs, he has played virtually non-stop because the squad is low on alternatives at centre forward.
‘Give him a break to play who?’ said Mourinho when asked if he might have rested Kane. ‘No, not really. Apart from Burnley, when we won with a substantial difference, every game was tight and so difficult. No conditions to leave such an important and unique player out.’
Tottenham are in the transfer market for cover and have made enquiries for Krzysztof Piatek of AC Milan, Andre Silva, on loan from AC Milan at Eintracht Frankfurt and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele.
Mourinho says he wouldn’t have rested Kane despite him playing 31 games already this term
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