Jose Mourinho has claimed that Tottenham’s current injury situation is perhaps the worst of any club in Europe.
The Lilywhites are currently without their two best players in Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, while Moussa Sissoko has also been out of action since early January following knee surgery.
Additionally, the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Erik Lamela have been unable to regularly complete the entire ninety minutes, leaving the Spurs boss very few options to rotate his squad.
The loss of Kane and Son has meant that the team’s attacking threat has been severely blunted.
However, despite their injury troubles, Spurs have accumulated the third-highest number of points behind Liverpool and Manchester City since Mourinho arrived at the club.
When asked if he was proud of that record, the Spurs boos told Football.London: “I am but that’s not about me. Not about me. If it was about me, I would even choose let’s move quickly to July 1 and start the pre-season with my players, without injuries, going to Premier League day one with the same points as everybody else.
“That’s not about me, it’s about us, that’s the club. We have to face that, again I repeat the boys did fantastic to put themselves back in the positions where we belong, these positions fighting for the top four.”
The Portuguese coach also insisted that the club’s current injury situation cannot be compared to any team in the Premier League or in Europe.
Mourinho went on to add: “The situation is difficult. I think nobody else in the Premier League for sure, but even in European football is in such a difficult situation as we are in terms of injuries in specific positions. Again we go.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While we are desperately short of numbers at the moment and the players are likely to be extremely tired after their exertions on Wednesday, I still believe we have a chance of beating Chelsea. If we are solid at the back and frustrate them, then we will have our opportunities on the counter.
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