Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has told Football London that he is worried about his current squad situation. Heung Son-min was ruled out with a broken arm earlier this week and with Harry Kane also out, the boss doesn’t have a recognised senior striker.
Spurs were beaten 1-0 by Red Bull Leipzig last night in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie. Timo Werner netted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot during the second half.
Mourinho opted to play Lucas Moura upfront last night, whilst at times it also seemed like Dele Alli was operating as a striker.
It leaves the Tottenham boss with a conundrum of epic proportion and after the Leipzig disappointment, he confirmed just how concerned he is with the situation.
He told Football London: “What worries me is that this is going to be the situation until the end of the season.
“If this was going to be the situation with a couple of matches I would say ok we’re in a difficult situation but when we play the next game in two weeks against Wolves the situation will be different. The situation is going to be exactly the same.”
Tottenham do have Troy Parrott coming through the ranks, although Mourinho has stated in the past that he isn’t ready yet. Desperate times can call for desperate measures, however, and it’ll be interesting to see if the 18-year-old does get any game time.
Steven Bergwijn is another possible option. He has played as a striker during his time at PSV and although it’s not a natural position, he can do a job there.
Mourinho faces a massive dilemma in the coming weeks and he must be looking towards his board as to why the signing of a striker wasn’t sanctioned in January.
Spurs are right on the coattails of Chelsea in the race for a top-four finish. As a result, Mourinho will be hoping that his latest injury crisis doesn’t curtail Tottenham’s campaign completely.