Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho says Harry Kane is “not in huge hassle” and must be match to face Arsenal within the Premier League on Sunday.
Mourinho revealed on Wednesday that the England captain would miss Thursday’s Europa League group stage journey to LASK Linz with an unconfirmed difficulty, and that the striker had “an opportunity” of being match for the north London derby.
Nevertheless, following his facet’s 3-3 attract Austria, Mourinho struck a extra optimistic tone over his talisman’s prospects.
“I imagine he’s going to be match,” Mourinho mentioned in his post-match press convention.
“I am undecided – he is on remedy.
“However I may very well be now performing some bluff or attempting to fake that he is in huge hassle. He is not in huge hassle. I imagine that he’ll play.”
Tottenham go into the weekend on the high of the Premier League desk having gone unbeaten because the opening day of the season, with Kane’s kind an important issue of their success.
Kane has scored seven targets and contributed 9 assists in 10 Premier League appearances this marketing campaign, forming a formidable partnership with Son Heung-Min, who has 9 league targets.
Spurs earned a hard-fought level in a goalless draw at in-form Chelsea final weekend, however will count on their forwards to have extra alternative in opposition to an Arsenal facet low on confidence.
Mikel Arteta’s facet have gone three Premier League video games with out a win and sit 14th within the desk going into the match, which is stay on Sky Sports activities.
‘Followers privileged to return for derby’
The derby will see followers return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the primary time since March after the Authorities relaxed restrictions on spectators attending stay video games.
Two-thousand Spurs supporters will probably be within the stadium to look at their staff try and beat their greatest rivals and prolong their lead on the high of the Premier League.
Mourinho has welcomed the transfer, saying: “I believe this second will probably be a privilege. They’ll really feel privileged to be one of many 2,000 followers.
“However it’s simply step one. As quickly as attainable we can have soccer again to normality.”
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