Tottenham Hotspur currently have just one fit and firing right-back within the squad as they head into a congested Premier League period.
Serge Aurier has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence within this new Mourinho set-up, but he remains the only out-and-out right-back option.
Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez, and Moussa Sissoko have all covered in the position for Spurs in the past, but none under Mourinho.
Juan Foyth and Japhet Tanganga both have more experience playing such a role, but the Argentine and Englishman are both out injured. Kyle Walker-Peters remains on loan at Southampton too.
Mourinho has now revealed that he has been working with both Oliver Skipp and Gedson Fernandes in training to ensure that they can both cover at right-back if needed.
Admitting that keeping the right-back position fresh will be a problem, Mourinho added that Sissoko and Toby Alderweireld are also right-back options in his current squad.
Football London’s Alasdair Gold reports that Mourinho explained this in his Zoom pre-match press conference:
Asked Jose Mourinho what he plans to do at right-back with so many games and just Serge Aurier fit in the role. He said it's a problem but that he's been working with Oliver Skipp and Gedson in the position during training and that Alderweireld and Sissoko can also play there.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) July 1, 2020
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