“Don’t speak about Harry Kane” Jose Mourinho slams questions about Spurs penalty against Brighton / Several starters out of Europa squad

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Jose defends Kane

Harry Kane won and scored a contentious penalty against Brighton in the previous weekend. The Sky Sports commentary even claiming Kane was ‘looking for’ the foul which was deemed by VAR to be a legitimate penalty.

Ahead of Spurs’ Europa League fixtures, head coach Jose Mourinho was questioned on the matter. The Portuguese strongly defended his striker when asked.

“You are confused because you could be speaking about some Manchester United players, you could be speaking about some Manchester City players, you could be speaking about some Liverpool players, you could be speaking about some Chelsea players,” said Mourinho.

“And you are speaking about Harry Kane? Who was in a position to control the ball in a dangerous position and Lallana comes with a very reckless action and committed a foul.”

“Why are you speaking about being clever or not being clever? Being clever is to hold the ball, and shoot and score. It was a foul.”

Mourinho finished his retort by saying, “Don’t speak about Harry Kane.”

Mourinho provides updates

With the 1-0 loss in Antwerp, Spurs have put unnecessary pressure on themselves. Like during the qualification phase, Mourinho may be forced to field stronger sides than he originally would have done.

However, rotation may become more difficult after squad afflictions have restricted Mourinho’s options. “Reguilon is ill but not the Covid situation at all, just flu,” Mourinho said.

“We don’t want him to be with the team, he could, but we don’t want him to because that position we have two great players and professionals. Ben Davies is Ben Davies so no problem with that.”

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 04: Sergio Reguilon of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on October 04, 2020 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

“Lamela has a little problem for a few weeks and after the last match we decided it’s the moment to stop and have this week plus the two weeks of internationals for him to recover fully.”

“Aurier a little problem, nothing important but he decided with the medical team that he didn’t want to risk [playing tomorrow].”

This will likely see the aforementioned Davies and Matt Doherty play in the full-back roles. Spurs travel to face Ludogorets at 17:55 on Thursday in a crucial tie. An away win would see the Bulgarian side draw level with Spurs in the group.

See also: Kane & Son: Are Tottenham stars the best duo in the Premier League?


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Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 6
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Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 4
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