Tottenham Hotspur fans may not be thrilled with Jose Mourinho’s comments after their loss to Chelsea in the Premier League today.
The ex-Blues manager failed to disagree with the statement that the next three months as Spurs head coach could be beyond him due to injuries.
Spurs are currently without Harry Kane and Heung Min Son up front, their two highest goalscorers, who both picked up nasty injuries and required surgery recently.
As a result, Mourinho is relying on the likes of Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn to play the vast majority of minutes to fill the void.
One journalist posed to Jose today that: ‘You are making it sound like the last three months are beyond you?’
Instead of disagreeing, Mourinho admitted that it would be very difficult, pointing towards his long-term injury list.
However, Spurs do remain in the FA Cup, Champions League, and the race for the Premier League top four, as they are still just four points behind Chelsea.
Mourinho said (Football London): “Very difficult. The next three months are going to be very difficult. In three or four weeks, (Moussa) Sissoko is back and he’s not a striker but he is another solution for us. I hope that by April, Sonny or Harry (Kane) makes a fantastic recovery like Hugo Lloris did. Hugo came to play a couple of weeks before the expected time.
“Nobody expected him to come when he did. So with effort of the players, medical people, sports science people that works with the injured players, let’s hope it’s not until the end of the season. Not months but weeks, like Simon (Felstein – Spurs’ press officer) says. I hope in May we play three Premier League matches I hope we have them all. But we’re speaking about the last three. It’s going to be very difficult, especially when we go into an accumulation of matches.
“We don’t even magic players to rotate the other ones, that is the big problem for us. Look at Chelsea, played striker of the world champions (Olivier Giroud). On the bench was the second striker of England after Harry Kane (Tammy Abraham), in the stands the second striker of the Belgium national team (Michy Batshuayi).
“We have zero strikers the pitch, zero on bench or zero in stands. We have two in the hospital. That’s the situation, it’s an incredibly negative situation. I’m very proud of the boys, I cannot ask more from them. I am happy with them.”
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