Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that his players have returned from their injury layoffs.
The likes of Harry Kane, Son, Bergwijn and Sissoko are all fit but they need some game time in order to return to match fitness.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic halted football across the globe, Spurs struggled with an injury crisis and Mourinho lost some of his key players for long periods.
However, the break has allowed Tottenham’s key stars to recover and it will be interesting to see how they perform when football resumes next month.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho said: “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 with a couple of weeks of normal training, when the authorities tell us we can train normally 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.
“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.”
Spurs are fighting for a place in the top four and they will have to finish the season very strongly. They will need their key players in top form in order to do well.
Jose Mourinho will be delighted to have more options at his disposal now.
Spurs will be hoping to qualify for next season’s Champions League because of their financial situation. They are under financial stress and they cannot afford to lose out on European revenue.
The Londoners already have a very limited transfer budget this summer if reports are to be believed. Losing out on Champions League money would be disastrous for them.
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