Mourinho answers whether Spurs will look to sign a new striker in the summer

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Tottenham Hotspur have a severe shortage of strikers in North London at the moment, which has been highlighted by a couple of key injuries this season.

Harry Kane and Heung-min Son both picked up nasty injuries in January and February respectively, each needing surgeries and lengthy spells out to recover.

This removed Tottenham’s two highest scorers from selection, as well as the only two players in the squad to boast double-digit goal numbers this season.

Unfortunately, Spurs took the decision to both sell Vincent Janssen and let Fernando Llorente leave on a free back in the summer of 2019.

This cut their natural striker numbers down from three to one, without signing any kind of back up to Harry Kane.

Troy Parrott, the 18-year-old academy prodigy, remains an option but Mourinho is yet to put his faith in the youngster.

Asked whether Spurs would sign a new striker in the summer, the head coach admitted it would be difficult.

He said (Football London): “Another striker to compete with Kane is not easy. It is very difficult.

“Our squad even without a number two for Kane is a squad that can answer problems. Last season when Harry was injured the squad managed to answer.

“Okay, I know Llorente played some matches, but they had Son, they had Lamela, they had Sissoko, they had Lucas.

“Our problem went to a limit, our squad went to a limit because of Kane, Sissoko and Son. If it was Kane, a left-back and a right-back, our problems will not be of this dimension.

“But we look for next season to make a better squad than we have, a squad with more balance, a squad that can answer to these unpredictable things that can happen.

“It is also a little bit like about the third goalkeeper. The third goalkeeper never plays. But in some clubs, in some moments, the third goalkeeper has to play.

“It happened to me with Chelsea where I lost the first and second goalkeeper in the same game and the third goalkeeper had to play the next game. The next game was Chelsea Barcelona in the Champions League. So sometimes, extreme things, you know?”

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