Mourinho on collision course with England over Harry Kane

Post-Match - Mourinho on Kane, Ndombele, Lo Celso and Substitution

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is hoping that Harry Kane won’t start for England in the nations League game against Denmark on Wednesday night.

According to reports, Jose Mourinho has already communicated his feeling to the England set-up and it will be interesting to see if Gareth Southgate plans to rest Kane for Wednesday’s game.

The England international suffered from several injuries last season and he needs to be managed carefully.

Tottenham will be hoping to have him fit and ready for their Premier League games and they cannot afford to have him exhausted.

The Tottenham striker began to suffer from muscle fatigue last Wednesday when he started to train with England.

Kane has already played ten games in 29 days and England will have to take it easy with him if they want to keep him fit and ready for the important games in the coming months.

“Medically, there’s been conversations [with Spurs],” Southgate said. “He started to train on the Wednesday, was a little unhappy with how he felt, so then worked with our medical team the next couple of days. We scanned just to be certain but it’s a muscular fatigue issue rather than an injury so it just needed a bit more confidence.

“He knew by then he could push on a little bit but he just needed a bit more confidence in it and so his training week really wasn’t suitable to start [against Belgium]. I think he’ll have gained more confidence from the spell he had [as a substitute] and so, all being well, we hope he’ll be good to start on Wednesday.”