Mourinho warns Tottenham have work to do; hails Harry Kane workload

Mourinho warns Tottenham have work to do; hails Harry Kane workload

Jose Mourinho says he would have taken the result against Dinamo Zagreb if offered to him before the match, but believes Tottenham should have won by a bigger margin.

Tottenham took control of their Round of 16 tie by beating Dinamo 2-0 in the home leg. Harry Kane scored both goals to pass 25 for the season.

Spurs are not through just yet, but will have the confidence going into the second leg next week. Even so, Mourinho wishes they had scored once more.

He told BT Sport: “I believe one more goal would be a good reflection of the game and would put us in a much better position.

“But before the game if you asked if 2-0 was a good result I would say. It is only a good result if we do the job there.

“It will be a difficult match. At home they will feel more comfortable to have a go with nothing to lose.”

Kane injury not serious

The concern for Spurs will have been when Kane went off late in the game. However, Mourinho thinks he will be fine to play against Arsenal on Sunday – and praised the workload the England captain is taking on.

He added: “Harry I don’t believe is anything big. Sunday is a match everyone wants to play and little things will not stop him. I don’t have the feeling it is anything serious.

“He is doing everything. He is doing the striker job of scoring goals, the team work of creating space and linking play and the extra work not many strikers do in defence. He helps us a lot.

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“He has an incredible number of clearances from crosses and corners.

“We couldn’t be happier. I gave a rest to many of the players and am so happy with what [Carlos] Vinicius is giving us. But with Harry on the pitch it is a different story for us.”

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