Tottenham Hotspur are currently short on out-and-out senior strikers in North London, especially after selling Vincent Janssen and letting Fernando Llorente leave on a free.
This has left just Harry Kane as the only senior number nine type striker, with Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura able to cover if needed.
Young Troy Parrott also offers another option as a striker, but has only played five minutes or so in the Premier League so far, as well as an hour in the league cup.
Mourinho left Harry Kane at home in mid-week as the squad travelled to Germany to play Bayern Munich in a rather irrelevant Champions League match.
Troy Parrott did travel with the squad and was named on the bench, but the 17-year-old was an unused substitute for the game.
Mourinho has now claimed that he will not be resting Kane for competitive matches over Christmas, even when they are within two days of each other, but Parrott will still get more time.
He said (Football London): “It’s a sign of matches and matches. If you ask me am I going to give him a rest on December 26 as we have a match after two days, no, I’m not going to give a rest. There are matches and matches. The Munich match was one of these ones when the result was secondary, but when the result is fundamental in the squad we have and Number 9 is Harry and Parrott. Parrott is a 17-year-old boy that played five minutes in the Premier League and we’ll give him more time. He needs more time to develop and so yes Harry is fundamental for us.”
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