Jose Mourinho has said that he expects Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Kane to be fit for the clash against Arsenal tomorrow afternoon despite both players coming off with knocks in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.
Kane was one of just four players to keep their places in the side from Tottenham’s drubbing of Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The 27-year-old was the best player on the pitch on Thursday, scoring both of Tottenham’s goals and was even labelled ‘a master of football’ by Dianmo boss Zoran Mamic on the back of his performance.
However, the striker took a knock before he came off in the 85th minute and was seen icing his knee while sitting on the bench.
Ndombele came back into the side after being rested against Palace and provided plenty of creativity in the middle of the park for Mourinho’s men.
However, the midfielder was at the receiving end of a lot of fouls from the Croats and was moving gingerly before being replaced by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the 72nd minute.
When asked if he expects Kane and Ndombele to be available for the clash against Arsenal, Mourinho told BT Sport (as relayed by The Independent): “No concern [for Ndombele], even Harry I don’t believe it is anything big.
“It’s a game everyone wants to play on Sunday, little things are not going to stop them playing. I believe they are going to be OK.”
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It did not seem like a muscular issue in either Kane’s or Ndombele’s case, with both players seemingly just being in pain from the impact of the challenges. So, one would expect both players to be fully fit for Sunday.
Zagreb were certainly pushing the boundary with some of the challenges they were making on Thursday and the referee appeared happy to let most of it go. We are lucky to come out of that match unscathed.
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