‘We’re trying everything’ – Jose Mourinho opens up on Tottenham striker hunt

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur still have just one recognised striker in their entire senior squad, coming in the form of England captain Harry Kane.

Young Troy Parrott was loaned out to Millwall in the summer, while both Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen were let go well over a year ago.

Such difficulties were perhaps best highlighted in Tottenham’s win over Chelsea last night in the Carabao Cup, with Erik Lamela and Steven Bergwijn having to play makeshift striker roles.

Daniel Levy and his team now have just a few days left in order to find a striker if they wish to dip into the European transfer market, which shuts on October 5.

Jose Mourinho revealed in his press conference today that he is optimistic regarding the striker hunt this summer, although he added that if Spurs end their search empty-handed, ‘that’s football’.

However, the Tottenham head coach promised fans that everything is being done to find a second striker this window.

He said (Alasdair Gold): “I am optimistic but more than that I like the feeling that we’re trying everything to do it. My club and structure is trying everything to do it. If we succeed, great, I believe so, and if we don’t, that’s football.”

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