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Tottenham Hotspur: Jose Mourinho will be ‘apoplectic’ over gamble on Harry Kane, says Alex McLeish

Tottenham Hotspur: Jose Mourinho will be ‘apoplectic’ over gamble on Harry Kane, says Alex McLeish - Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Rumours

Speaking to Football Insider, pundit and former Scotland manager Alex McLeish has reacted to England manager Gareth Southgate’s ‘gamble‘ over Harry Kane ahead of Tottenham’s return against West Ham. 

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Kane, who played against Denmark despite muscle fatigue, is confirmed to be starting on Sunday with new summer signing Carlos Vinicius set to appear on the bench.

Kane gamble

However, in an alternate universe, things could have gone differently with Southgate’s gamble over the Englishman’s fitness during the international break.

Reacting to the national team manager’s decision, McLeish believes Jose Mourinho would have been ‘apoplectic’ over the choice to play him against Denmark in their 1-0 midweek defeat.

Indeed, the ‘exceptional‘ forward is crucial to Tottenham’s hopes of achieving glory this season, and the fact Spurs suffered whilst he was sidelined with a hamstring injury last campaign could have been cause for worry.

At the time, McLeish believes Mourinho would have been lived, going on to explain the Portuguese’ potential thoughts surrounding Kane as the Lilywhites gear up for West Ham on Sunday.

“Mourinho will be apoplectic about that one, I’m sure he’ll be going: ‘Argh, what’s happening?’ You can imagine Jose,” explained McLeish to Football Insider.

“I think he’s got him back in one piece, his legs will probably be just a wee bit sore, the muscles and the masseurs will be working 24/7 over the next few days to get Harry back and ready for the next game.”

Transfer Tavern take

Luckily, as confirmed by Mourinho, Kane is indeed ready and fit to feature against the Hammers – a lucky stroke for the team.

In other news, marquee summer signings Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius could be set to make their debuts as supporters eagerly anticipate Spurs’ first game back since the international break.

Spurs fans, what will your front three look like against West Ham? Have your say in the comments down below…


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