The Spurs manager is desperate for reinforcements after Harry Kane’s injury but is aware any new signings must fit the long-term project
Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 10:32 pm
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are struggling for goals since Harry Kane’s injury (Photo: Getty Images)
Tottenham are no further on in their search for a new striker, despite Jose Mourinho’s increasing desperation for a replacement for Harry Kane.
Mourinho wants a “killer” in the box, but accepts anyone he signs will also have to be a long-term option.
“To do something you have to do something that is good for our future too, not just good for tomorrow,” he said.
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“Something that is good for the future too and of course the club is very aware of it and the club is very committed of course but we want to do something that is right by every point of you.
“So I don’t speak about other players from other clubs about things that can happen or not happen because that’s not me and that’s not the way Tottenham operate too.
“But we are trying to see if any good opportunities arise.”
Harry Kane gestures for a substitution having picked up an injury against Southampton (AFP via Getty Images)
Mourinho’s side have not scored since Kane suffered his potentially season-ending hamstring injury, but the boss is remaining confident.
“The team is playing OK, and in spite of we don’t have that killer that guarantees you a certain amount of goals without playing with that guy that is great in the box, that holds the ball under pressure, that is good in the air.
“We don’t have that profile of player but we can do it. We can do it.
“It’s more difficult when we start losing. It’s more difficult when a team is super close then it’s more difficult for us without a target man but we are working and we did it in spite of three days between matches.
“We did it yesterday, we did it today. We are trying to improve the dynamic of the players playing without a real target man.”
Mourinho also confirmed that Christian Eriksen, subject of bids from Inter Milan, will still be at the club against the bottom-of-the-table Canaries.
“In relation to Chrstian, the answer is not good for you,” he said. But that is the answer, and the answer he is selected for tomorrow.
“He is selected for tomorrow, he will play tomorrow.”