Tottenham Hotspur will enjoy a short break from their Premier League misery this weekend as they take part in their first FA Cup match of the season.
Spurs were knocked out of the League Cup by Colchester United, so the FA Cup will likely present their best chance for a trophy this season under Jose Mourinho.
The last time Tottenham won a trophy was 12 years ago in the Carling Cup when they beat Chelsea in the final following extra time under the management of Juande Ramos.
The Lilywhites will be hoping to start the new decade off right with a much-needed piece of silverware, and who better than serial winner Jose Mourinho to deliver it.
The manager has now revealed that, although it does not mean the FA Cup is not important, both Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga will be involved against Middlesborough.
Tanganga has featured on the last three Premier League benches, while Skipp has seen his game time restricted this season.
Charlie Eccleshare reports Jose Mourinho said:
[He then adds that Skipp and Tanganga will be involved at Middlesbrough but that selecting young players doesn't mean the FA Cup is not important].
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) January 3, 2020
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