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Jose Mourinho names two Tottenham stars that can play together

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Jose Mourinho names two Tottenham stars that can play together

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that strikers Harry Kane and Carlos Vinicius could play together if needed.

England captain Kane, 27, has been the Spurs talisman for several years and has continued to shine this season, scoring 20 goals and settin gup 14 assists in 30 games across all competitions.

Meanwhile, Vinicius joined the North London clubub in the summer on loan from Benfica.

The 25-year-old frontman has scored six goals in 14 appearances, but most of minutes on the pitch have come in cup competitions.

Portuguese boss Mourinho has admitted though that the notion of them playing together would work (Football.London).

They are an untested combination, in the sense that they’ve never started a game together, but perhaps there is a chance it may happen before the season ends.


“Yes, I think they can,” Mourinho responded to the question of whether or not Kane and Vinicius can play together.

“It is not a situation that is happening for different reasons, but I think they can. They are completely different players, so yes they can play together.”

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TBR’s View:

Vinicius has proven himself to be a decent understudy this year for Spurs, but he’s not shown enough to really push for a regular spot in the XI.

The Brazilian will have known he was playing a back-up role and he’s much more of a target man when he plays, with real strength and good instincts in the box.

With Kane so often dropping deep from striker into a number 10 position, perhaps at some stage Mourinho could be tempted to start behind Vinicius as part of a front two.

It does seem quite unlikely though.

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