Jose Mourinho admitted that Harry Kane will ‘for sure will be out’ after the forward was forced off with a hamstring problem during Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat at Southampton.
Danny Ings’ superb solo strike in the 17th minute was the only goal of the game and Tottenham simply had no answer, with Jan Vertonghen fluffing the visitors’ best chance towards the end of the first half.
To make matters worse for Spurs, Kane and Tanguy Ndombele went down with injuries at St Mary’s and both players are likely to miss next weekend’s FA clash with Middlesbrough.
Kane pulled up clutching his hamstring in the 75th minute and was replaced by Erik Lamela, while Ndombele came off in the first half after another setback.
‘It is negative, hamstring is always negative,’ the Tottenham manager said. ‘Is it a tear, is it a small thing, is it a contraction? At this moment I cannot say ‘He plays every minute, he plays all the time. It might be big, it might be small. For sure he will be out.’
It has also been reported that Kane left Southampton on crutches.
#thfc Harry Kane leaving St. Mary’s on crutches.— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) January 1, 2020
Tottenham faces Premier League leaders Liverpool in ten days time and Mourinho will no doubt be sweating over the fitness of both players ahead of the match.