Mourinho dismisses the usage of the Spurs star as a striker throughout Kane’s absence

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho won’t use Gareth Bale as an attacker as he seeks an answer to the ‘irreversible’ Harry Kane injury.

Kane sustained accidents to each of his ankles within the first half Spurs’ defeat a 3-1 loss to Liverpool on Thursday, however the one to his left joint noticed him coming off at half time.

Spurs waited nervously to search out out the magnitude of the problem on Friday, well conscious that their starfish had a history of ankle problems.


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He will definitely lose Sunday journey to Brighton, leaving a dilemma on Mourinho on how best to fight the absence of a player who has scored or assisted 23 of Tottenham’s 34 Premier League goals this season.

Carlos Vinicius was signed as cowl for Kane in the summertime, however regardless of the injury he was not replaced instantly against Liverpool or as Spurs chased the sport within the second half and solely 25 minutes of motion have been given him within the far league.

Bale, who has acted as an attacker within the past, could have been an choice, however Mourinho says he’s not going for use in that function.

“Harry Kane is Harry Kane, you understand,” said Mourinho. “There are players in some teams, who cannot be replaced.

“I do not suppose Gareth is an attacker, I do not suppose he likes to play as an attacker. It was one thing we talked about once we joined, he was very goal with me, by saying he does not really feel he’s a left winger like he was earlier than, he does not really feel he’s a No 10 as earlier than, too.

“The place he likes to play is the place the place we play each minute we give him, which is the correct side of the attack.

“So when Gareth is taking part in beginning or coming off the bench, that is his place in our recreation.”

Bale has been phenomenal to date this season following his loan return from Real Madrid, however after taking part in his first 90 minutes within the FA Cup against Wycombe on Monday, Mourinho says it is time to step up.

“He played 90 minutes within the FA Cup [against Wycombe]. After all that to him is a big affect, to play 90 minutes. So it was not possible to be recent to play a lot against Liverpool.

“However at a crucial moment for him, he feels higher and higher. And naturally whenever you lose a player of Harry’s high quality and dimension, the opposite guys must step in. And hopefully he can assist us. ”

Spurs may also be with out Dele Alli for the journey to Brighton as he continues to battle a tendon injury whereas Sergio Reguilon (muscle) and Giovani Lo Celso (hamstring) are additionally out.

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