Former Tottenham right-back Alan Hutton has admitted that things are getting desperate for Jose Mourinho on the injury front but urged the Spurs boss to stop complaining about it to the press.
Spurs have lost several first-team stars to injuries since Mourinho arrived at the club back in November, but it was the injuries to Harry Kane and Heung-min Son that seem to have cost the side dearly.
In the absence of their two most prolific scorers, the Lilywhites have struggled to find goals and pick up results in recent weeks.
They were hit with another major blow on Monday after it was revealed that January signing Steven Bergwijn is also set to be sidelined for a considerable amount of time after spraining his ankle.
Hutton admitted that he could understand Mourinho’s frustration given the team’s lack of options up front but asked the Portuguese coach not to worry about something that was beyond his control.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Scotland international said: “It’s just going from bad to worse with the strikers, they’re all getting injured at the moment.
“They’ve still got talented boys, I know it’s difficult – Kane, Son, Sissoko, Bergwijn – but they’re just going to have to get on with it.
“You see Mourinho out in the press, moaning about it, but other teams have had big injuries also and you don’t really hear too much about it.
“I understand his frustration, at this moment in time he’s not where he wanted to be at with the team but you can’t help injuries.”
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I can certainly see why some fans and pundits feel that Mourinho will be better off getting on with the problems rather than repeatedly complaining to the press. However, the Portuguese coach has been ridiculously unlucky with injuries since arriving at the club and some of the criticism that he’s had to deal with has been extremely unfair. So, it is only natural that he feels tempted to point out the problems that he’s facing.
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