‘Southampton were lucky’ – Mourinho says Saints were fortunate to beat Spurs in Premier League

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Tottenham Hotspur come up against Southampton away from home this afternoon, the second time they have had such a fixture in the past month.

However, Jose Mourinho will be hoping to avoid the absolute horror show seen at St Mary’s  on New Year’s Day.

Not only did Spurs lose the game 1-0 on the day, falling behind their rivals in the race for the top four, but they also sustained three senior injuries.

Harry Kane ruptured his left hamstring tendon while poking the ball home on the 75th minute, only for it to be ruled offside and for the striker to need surgery.

Moussa Sissoko picked up a knock and played on, before undergoing surgery of his own on his knee. While Tanguy Ndombele lasted only 20 minutes or so before going off with an injury, only just returning to action this past week.

Mourinho claims that Southampton were lucky to beat Spurs that day as everything went against his side (FourFourTwo): “There we were a bit unlucky, Southampton were lucky. The Harry Kane goal, decisions, injury to Harry, injury to Ndombele at the beginning of the game.

“We had to fight against so many things that we cannot control, the only thing that we can control is the spirit that the players showed against Norwich and the desire to do things well so OK.”

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