Mourinho hopes Southgate protects Kane on English responsibility

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho hopes to guard Harry Kane within the upcoming international break whereas additionally stating that Son Heung-min can’t play for South Korea if he doesn’t present up for his membership first .

Kane has already played 38 occasions for Spurs in a congestion season and with a history of traumatic injury legit considerations about his fitness go to the end of the marketing campaign enterprise.

Son has been named within the South Korea squad for a friendly match in Japan regardless of limping away throughout Sunday’s north London derby defeat to Arsenal with a hamstring injury.


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England play San Marino, Albania and Poland within the World Cup qualifying matches throughout international break subsequent week and Mourinho is eager for his star player to not function in all three.

“I’ve no management, if I may select I’d love all of them to go as a result of I like my players to be a part of national teams,” said Mourinho earlier than confirming that Kane could be start Spurs’ Europa League last-16 second-leg tie with Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.

“I feel it is a query of delight for them and a bonus for us as a membership so we just like the players to go.

“However in fact if we may select we would not like players taking part in three video games, but it surely’s not in our fingers, it is within the fingers of their national team managers.

“There may be nothing we are able to say. If one in all you asks me if he’s going to play tomorrow or is he going to relaxation, I already reply that he’s going to play. The sport is open, it is an vital recreation for us so it is taking part in tomorrow. ”

Mourinho and Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate exchanged feedback earlier this season about Kane’s involvement within the England video games, however the Portuguese are leaving it to their mate this time.

“I can not do Gareth’s job, the identical approach Gareth would not try to do my job,” he said. “It makes no remark about my selection, it doesn’t give any public opinion on who I ought to play or relaxation or give extra minutes to those English players.

“He makes no remark so I additionally do not feel comfy doing that. If in the summertime, I do some humorous media work, then I really feel some freedom to speak about different jobs’.

“However at this moment I do not really feel comfy, he is doing what he desires, what’s best for the team.

“He has a great relationship with Harry, so meaning good communication and, with out me within the center, I hope they will discover some compromise between them to guard the player a bit.”

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