Bad news for Tottenham as they confirmed Harry Kane will out for some time after suffering a tear in his left hamstring, with no date set for striker’s return.
He suffered the injury during the 1-0 defeat at Southampton on Wednesday and Jose Mourinho said he was expecting “bad news”.
“If you ask me just my feeling, good news or bad news, I am more bad news than good news, what the player felt, Harry Kane leaving a match the way he did,” Mourinho said to Sky Sports.
“Everybody knows who he is, what he is, what he means for the team, the fans, the club,” Mourinho said.
“His quality, the routines that the team has playing with him, every minute of every game he doesn’t play we miss, so every match that he doesn’t play we’re going to miss him.”
Kane is likely to miss several weeks of action, including the upcoming FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough on Sunday.
Kane has so far scored 27 goals in 31 appearances for club and country this season.
About replacing Kane, Mourinho said it is too soon for 17-year-old Troy Parrott to fill Kane’s boots but he’s looking at the options available.
“I think he’s irreplaceable. But we have to try solutions in relation to the players we have.
“I come to work with the players that are available.”