Tottenham Hotspur have now been without star striker Harry Kane for over a month, after the England captain hobbled off injured against Southampton on January 1.
It was later revealed by Spurs that he had ruptured the tendon in his left hamstring and would require surgery to fix the problem. They added that a likely return date to training would be early April.
Despite having virtually the entire January transfer window to find a new striker, Levy and co failed to introduce a new face in time. Kane is the sole senior striker at the club after the sale of Vincent Janssen and release of Fernando Llorente.
Mourinho has been fielding Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura as makeshift strike options in recent weeks, and has now claimed that the pair have been playing at their limits.
Both are having to work harder and run further than ever as they seek to fill Kane’s rather large boots, something that Mourinho appreciates.
He told Sky Sports: “The spirit is amazing. The team has fought has made me even prouder of them.
“People like Son and Lucas going to their limits and giving absolutely everything.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
I feel that the criticism of Moura is unfair, as the Brazilian is being asked to play out of position as a rather small centre-forward. However, he always puts in maximum effort and is capable of taking on a team single-handed. Son has been granted his natural wing position more often than not, but has looked extremely unimpressive of late.
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