Jose Mourinho has delivered a puzzling answer about the future of Harry Kane, who is set to miss the majority of this season after undergoing surgery on his hamstring.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s FA Cup game against Middlesbrough via The Metro, the Portuguese manager admitted that he wasn’t sure what timeframe Kane’s return to first-team football will be, leading to Mourinho suggesting that the Spurs striker and England captain could be ruled out until the end of this season.
The 26-year-old attacker tore his hamstring against Southampton on New Year’s Day, initially ruling Kane out until April at the earliest. However, this latest update from Mourinho suggests that the centre-forward might be out on the injury table for longer.
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The former Manchester United boss said about Kane’s injury: “News on Harry we don’t have and if you ask me every time, we come here the answer will be the same. We expect him to be out until, I don’t know, mid-April, end of April, May, next season I don’t know. I have no updates to give on Harry.”
The news could prove big for both Tottenham and England, with Mourinho seeing Kane as the most important player in his Spurs attack as a scout report from Sky Sports New shows and for the Three Lions, with the Premier League striker the nation’s captain and spearhead in the front-three.
Kane will likely return at the end of this season given the nature of his injury, and for Tottenham and England fans, all they can do is hope the elite striker will be back in time for Spurs’ final games of the season as well as fully fit for the EUROs this summer, which Gareth Southgate will be aiming to win.