The new Spurs manager specifically mentioned that they won’t sell Harry Kane and expressed confidence in him.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his belief in the Spurs squad and looks to lead the team to win trophies with their talismanic striker Harry Kane at the helm after rejecting his intentions to sell the club’s star forward.
Kane has scored 131 goals in 189 Premier League games for Spurs and Mourinho sees him as a vital part of his plans of winning long-desired silverware for the club.
The Portuguese spoke to reporters ahead of his first game in charge, a trip to the London Stadium to face city rivals West Ham United. He reiterated his and the team’s collective desire (particularly Kane’s) to move the next level of winning trophies by saying, “I think he needs to win with us, with England, he needs to win something to highlight the quality that he has as a player, the goals he scores, what he brings to the team.”
The Portuguese rubbished claims of any movement for England’s no.9 by saying, “When you try to buy Kane it’s an impossible mission. He’s one of the best strikers in the world.”
News that would certainly spell good omens for the Spurs faithful.
Mourinho praised the players in the Spurs squad and has high hopes for the North London club’s future having committed to a contract running till 2023.
The former Chelsea and Man United coach replied, “With the squad we have, with the quality of the structure of the club, we can have the same ambitions as clubs potentially bigger than us,” said Mourinho before adding, “I don’t want my players to fear anything. We go for everything against everyone.”
He additionally mentioned his hope of staying for a longer time at Spurs despite having never remained for more than three seasons at a club apart from his first tenure at Chelsea when he was sacked just six games into the fourth campaign, the 2007-08 season.
Mourinho also stated that the Spurs job could potentially be his last in England having previously coached and won three PL titles among many other trophies with Chelsea. He also won the Europa League and Carabao Cup at Manchester United.
Jose said to ESPN, “I would love to stay for many years. I say ‘many years’ but I know realistically how football is, but I would like to… do a Mauricio [Pochettino], 5-1/2 years, it would be amazing. Maybe [this is] the last job [in England].”