Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has raised a concern of Harry Kane not playing for Tottenham Hotspur again this season and left England manager Gareth Southgate facing a nervous wait over his captain ahead of this summer’s European Championships.
If Mourinho’s worst-case scenario proves to be correct, the Kane will not have played for five months ahead of England’s first Euro 2020 warm-up game on June 2nd against Austria, with the first game of the tournament against Croatia scheduled for June 14th.
England play Austria and Romania, on 7th June, ahead of the Croatia clash and it would represent a huge risk for Gareth Southgate to rely on Kane on the back of five months out and two warm-up games.
Kane still believes he will recover in time to play again this season and posted an optimistic message on Twitter after undergoing surgery over the weekend. He wrote: “surgery went very well. First day of recovery starts now.”
The biggest worry for spurs will be how stale they have become and how dreadful they have been at the back this season. Just last season Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen were considered one of the best partnerships in the EPL, but Jose Mourinho can’t make his mind up between two or three at the back.
Jose Mourinho has made several changes during his short reign, including giving 20-year-old Japheth Tanganga his EPL debut against Liverpool on Saturday. The spurs boss knew he wouldn’t have huge spending power when he agreed to take over but they look four or five players short of getting back to where they were last season.
By Linda Amani
Signs TV Kenya