Jose Mourinho has admitted that Harry Kane’s injury is not as bad as initially feared and that the striker could be back in action in a couple of weeks.
Kane injured both his ankles in the first-half of Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool and it was initially feared that the 27-year-old could be out of action for around two months.
Without the England captain at his disposal, Mourinho opted to start with a front three of Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn and Gareth Bale against Brighton before bringing on Carlos Vinicius at half-time.
The away side lacked a creative spark and did not look like breaking Brighton down at any point in the game.
The 1-0 defeat to Graham Potter’s side leaves Mourinho’s men with plenty of ground to make up if they want to get back into the top four, although they do have a game in hand over most of the other sides in front of them in the table.
However, the Tottenham boss will be breathing a sigh of relief as he admitted that Kane believes that he could be back in action in around a fortnight.
When asked if there is any news on Kane’s injury, Mourinho said after the game (via Evening Standard): “The news is pretty good news. On the day of the Liverpool game, no idea. Then the next day we were thinking about three weeks, something like that.
“I do not want to be super optimistic but Harry is optimistic. He has the experience of some injuries in ankles and in Harry’s mind it is a couple of weeks. So let’s see if he is right.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Mourinho’s admission after the game that Kane’s injury is not as serious as initially thought is the only piece of good news to come from what was a terrible evening for the club. The lack of cutting-edge we had in the final third once again showed how dependent we are on Kane to create opportunities for us.
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