‘You have to ask’ – Mourinho replies to whether Spurs need to win trophies to keep Kane

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Harry Kane has arguably been in the best form of his career so far this season, with the striker seemingly having taken his game to a new level aided by a slight change his position.

He is on course to breaking Theirry Henry’s record of registering 24 goals and 20 assists in a single season (2003-04) quite comfortably.

Unsurprisingly, many pundits, including the likes of Tony Cascarino and Danny Murphy have urged the striker to move on from Tottenham at the end of the season if he harbours ambitions of competing for the biggest honours in the game.

The striker, who will be 28 in the summer, is rumoured to be a target for the likes of Real Madrid (Don Balon) and Manchester City (Christian Falk), although it has been suggested that Spurs remain intent on offering him a new contract, even though his current deal runs until the summer of 2024.

When Mourinho was asked about Kane not having any silverware to show for his achievements, the Portuguese coach pointed out that that can change in April, with Spurs having a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City to look forward to.

Mourinho told Football.London: “To win a trophy, he just needs to win one game. I know that it is a big, difficult game.

“I know that it is against probably the team that is going to win the Premier League this year.

“So I think it is a very difficult final that we will have to play, but to win a trophy, we just need to win a match.”

When it was put to the Spurs boss that Kane cannot wait forever for the club to win trophies, he responded: “You have to ask [him], but I think to wait is not the right way to describe it.

“It is to fight for it, is to fight for it, but it’s something very personal that I think he is the right guy to have a conversation with you about it.”

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While winning a Carabao Cup will be nowhere enough to satisfy Kane’s ambitions as a footballer, I believe if we win that competition (or one of the other cups) this season and finish in the top four, the striker will stay at the club as he will see that as progress.

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