Jose Mourinho explains what he is going to do to find solution to striker shortage

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has a real problem on his hands in North London as his main sources of goals are both out injured in Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

Tottenham sold Vincent Janssen last summer and let Fernando Llorente leave on a free, leaving Kane as the only senior first-team striker.

Once the England captain was ruled out for the long-term, the pressure for goals switched to Sonny, who was certainly living up to the bill.

However, the South Korean has now fractured his arm and joins Kane on the injury list, with no obvious choice left to replace him as Spurs’ main goal source.

Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn, and Lucas Moura all played in striker positions at times against RB Leipzig last night, although none were able to score or fashion much in the way of chances.

Mourinho has now claimed that he will have to change systems and shapes in order to find a solution.

He said (Football London): “It is difficult. It is even difficult to tell you the direction we are going in the near future because it is big question marks. We are going to for sure change systems and shapes according to the players we have available for the match.

“We are going to try this sort of thing we tried with Lamela. He cannot play from the beginning, but he can come for the last 20 minutes which was a little bit what I did against Southampton. I had no Bergwijn in the game. I had only Lucas and Sonny and I wait and wait and wait for Dele Alli, to bring Dele Alli on for the last 20 minutes and then Dele Alli change the game against Southampton.

“We are speaking about a very difficult situation and if I could, if I could I would move immediately to the first of July. And the first of July with Harry Kane, with Sissoko, with Son, with Bergwijn, with Lucas, with Lamela. I would love to be on the first of July, but I am not.”

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