Mourinho opens up on the thinking behind starting Harry Kane against West Brom


Some Tottenham Hotspur fans may have been surprised to see Harry Kane start the match against West Brom in North London this afternoon.

The Lilywhites put three straight defeats to Liverpool, Brighton and Chelsea behind them with a 2-0 win over the Baggies thanks to goals from Kane and Heung-min Son.

Kane picked up an ankle injury during the defeat to Liverpool late last month, forcing Mourinho to bring his star striker off at half-time.

The England captain then missed the next two games against Brighton and Chelsea, with Spurs struggling to create chances, let alone score them.

However, with Kane back in the side this afternoon, Spurs’ talisman managed to not only get himself on the scoresheet but also create the second with a lovely chest pass to Moura who then assisted Son.

Mourinho revealed in his post-match press conference that Kane helped to make the decision after training yesterday, asking the head coach whether he could start.

Jose said (Football London): “Yesterday. Yesterday he was training absolutely fine, perfectly normal.

“Of course a player of his level he has the experience to make his own decision. Can I play, can I be on the bench, can I start the game?

“He was clear, he was ready to do it and he did the game without any problem.”

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