Mourinho wants referees to have final say on VAR calls

Ross Houston
February 5, 2020

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he "hopes" injured striker Harry Kane could be back for the final two Premier League games of the season.

"No. I think it's not easier, because there are lots of matches to play, but we'll try to finish sixth, fifth, fourth, think we have a chance and we'll fight for that", he said.

Asked if there would certainly be issues for Kane to play for England at Euro 2020 after just playing one or two games for Spurs on his resurgence, Mourinho recommended he will not be thinking of the demonstrator's summertime. There's no pressure, he keeps going, no setback. No setback. It's better not to put any kind of expectation, any kind of pressure.

The England captain had an operation last month to fix a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring after injuring himself in the defeat at Southampton on New Year's Day.

The club announced he would be back to training in April.

The England captain, fighting to get fit for Euro 2020, is a notoriously quick healer and posted a video on Twitter last week of him stretching. Let it go and let's see'.

Jose Mourinho watches City's Riyad Mahrez (left) fight for the ball with Spur's Japhet Tanganga.

Warm weather training is often used by clubs to help players recover from long-term injuries, as the warm air makes muscles more flexible, while increased vitamin D levels also aid recovery.

"I'm proud to say I scored quite a few goals in my career, but to hit three left footers that night - two from long range - was something I will never forget", he recalled previous year.

Mourinho is hopeful Alli can shrug off the ankle injury he suffered from Sterling's challenge to face Southampton in an FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday.

The match takes place when both sides should be on their winter break from the Premier League and Mourinho did not need much encouragement to criticise the timing again.

"I think the fact that now it is allowed to have the screen in front of us is not good for our emotions", Mourinho told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup fourth-round replay against Southampton. "I don't like the way it is, especially because there is no attention to when you play Champions League", he said.

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