Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho doesn’t imagine Dutch worldwide Steven Bergwijn will play once more this season to compound his lack of ahead choices with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min additionally sidelined by damage.
Bergwijn suffered a sprained left ankle in a 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday that stretched Spurs’ run with no win in all competitions to 5 video games.
Nonetheless, Mourinho is bullish Spurs can spring a shock by overturning a 1-Zero first leg deficit away to Leipzig on Tuesday to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
“I do not count on him to play once more this season,” stated Mourinho at this pre-match press convention in Germany.
“We’re used to it. I might say we had been psychologically extra down with the opposite accidents as a result of this one, whenever you’ve obtained 4 or 5 accidents, to have six or seven is identical. No drawback, we’re very assured.”
Tottenham are eighth within the Premier League, seven factors adrift of a spot within the prime 4, and had been knocked out of the FA Cup by struggling Norwich final week.
A run of poor outcomes regardless of a depleted squad has raised questions over Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s choice to sack Mauricio Pochettino in November and substitute the Argentine with Mourinho.
Pochettino remodeled Tottenham’s fortunes in five-and-a-half years in cost, however failed to show that progress into trophies.
Mourinho has a stellar teaching CV having received 25 trophies at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Actual Madrid and Manchester United and he’s assured that he may even finish Tottenham’s anticipate silverware.
“I imagine that Tottenham will not be going to be my solely membership with out silverware,” added Mourinho.
“I received at each membership and I imagine I will do it at Tottenham.
“I am right here for 3 or 4 months. I get the group in a tough scenario, now the group is in an much more tough scenario for the issues we’re having, however I imagine in me, within the gamers, within the membership and imagine that in my contract I’ll assist the membership and the gamers to do it.”
Within the absence of Kane, Son and Bergwijn, the onus is on Dele Alli to ship the targets to maintain Spurs’ season alive.
“This is not a time to get our violins out. We now have to point out our character now as a group, everybody has to step up,” stated Alli.
“It has been a tough season however now we have to maintain believing.”
Kane returned to coaching on Monday, however the England captain continues to be some weeks away from a comeback as he recovers from hamstring surgical procedure.
“It is a large increase. Even when he is coming to video games to look at the video games, he is all the time talking and making an attempt to encourage everybody, he is an actual chief,” added Alli.
“I do not need him to hurry it as a result of I understand how a lot it may well come again, however on the identical time we’d like him as effectively.”