Harry Kane to play alongside Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn? How Tottenham could look when Premier League football restarts
- June 4, 2020
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Having come within a whisker of Chelsea in fourth in late February, they now find themselves sitting in eighth place after defeats to the Blues and Wolves, and a dreadful draw with Burnley.
They’re now seven points off a top four spot and could even be ninth in the league by the time they play their next game if Arsenal win their match with Man City on June 17.
Morale sapping losses to Norwich City in the FA Cup and RB Leipzig in the Champions League made things worse for Spurs and their suffering supporters.
By the suspension of the season they were without Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Steven Bergwijn and Moussa Sissoko, their forward line totally crocked, leaving Dele Alli to play as a false nine.
Everything was grim reading and Jose Mourinho’s spell in the hotseat was threatening to leave him with burnt fingers.
After the 1-0 first leg Champions League round of 16 loss to RB Leipzing in N17, he bemoaned his luck.
“We are speaking about a very difficult situation and if I could, if I could, I would move immediately to the first of July,” Mourinho said.
“And the first of July with Harry Kane, with (Moussa) Sissoko, with Son, with (Steven) Bergwijn, with Lucas (Moura), with (Erik) Lamela. I would love to be on the first of July, but I am not.
Well, maybe not quite in the manner he would have imagined, but he got his wish.
His quartet are now in training and in videos posted by the club on social media, the likes of Kane and Bergwijn look raring to go.
He recently told Sky Sports: “I cannot say in this moment they are ready to play because one thing is to recover from an injury, and another is to be ready to play football.
“In Harry’s case, I think for about five months he hasn’t played, but all of them are not injured any more. They are training, and training is what it is at the moment, training has a lot of limitations. We cannot compete, we cannot do one versus one, we have to keep a certain distance, we cannot compete.
“Harry Kane, Son, Bergwijn, Sissoko, all of them are fine. I think in a couple of weeks, the boys will be ready to play, of course not in the maximum of their potential, I think nobody can do that in this moment.
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“For us, of course, it is a great feeling, because we finished the period with that defeat at Leipzig, where we were really, really in trouble to have 11 players, including attacking players, and in this moment (Erik) Lamela, Son, Dele (Alli), Harry Kane, Bergwijn, everybody is fit now.”
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