Tottenham Hotspur already have mounting injury problems at the club, especially after Harry Kane’s hamstring tear against Southampton last week.
However, while Mourinho has cover up front in the form of Lucas Moura and Heung Min Son, things are getting a little thin in central midfield for the Special One.
Tanguy Ndombele picked up an injury early on against Southampton, while Mourinho revealed today that Moussa Sissoko also picked up a knock and played on with it against the Saints (Football London).
With Victor Wanyama seemingly not in Mourinho’s plans and Eric Dier covering in defence today, the last thing Jose will want is another central midfield injury.
Harry Winks looked to have picked up just that in the first half against Middlesbrough, as he twisted his ankle in a challenge just before half time but played on until the break.
Surprisingly, he came out in the second 45, before being replaced as Spurs chased a goal. Mourinho has now revealed that Winks could have stayed on for longer.
He said (Football London): “It was a tactical change but also because he had a little injury. At half-time, he said he was going to try and stay on and he did and he could have stayed in the game.”
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