Mourinho reacts to the long-term Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko injuries

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur announced long-term injuries for both Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko this week, as both picked up nasty injuries against Southampton on New Years Day.

It turned out to be a nightmare match for the Lilywhites, as they dropped all three points and lost Kane, Sissoko, and Tanguy Ndombele to injury.

Kane managed to rupture the tendon in his left hamstring while stretching to poke the ball home for 1-1, which was then ruled as offside.

Sissoko, meanwhile, picked up a knock but played on, only to undergo surgery in the past week on his knee.

This has left Jose Mourinho without two of Tottenham’s most consistent and top performers in recent seasons, with Kane providing the goals and Sissoko the engine to the midfield.

Mourinho reacted to the long-term injury news today in his press conference but stated that he did not want to mention them any more, as he did not do so with Hugo Lloris either.

He said (Football London): “Of course Harry is important, irreplaceable. There’s no player who can replace Hary Kane, and Moussa is playing so, so well with us. I think, since I arrived one of our best performers. It’s not a couple of weeks until they’re back. It’s surgery, and a long, long time. I never spoke about Lloris in my first two months here and if you allow me, I would like not to speak about Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko until they’re back. Let’s try to spoke everything about them today because I know you’re desperate to speak about them.”

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