Jose Mourinho believes Harry Kane will be fit to return to the Tottenham side for Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal.
Kane missed Spurs’ 3-3 draw with LASK in the Europa League but boss Mourinho expects the striker to be available against the Gunners.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Mourinho said: “I believe he’s going to be fit. I’m not sure. He’s having treatment.
“I could do some big bluff and pretend he’s in big trouble. He’s not in big trouble. I believe that he’s going to play.”
The draw was enough to seal Tottenham’s place in the knockout stage but Mourinho was unimpressed by their below-par performance.
He questioned the attitude of his players, with a number of them failing to take the chance to impress him, but predicted Spurs would be better in the knockout games.
“I think it’s a question of attitude, which I have experienced before even at Manchester United,” said Mourinho.
“I had a similar situation – we lost two matches away in the group phase.
“When we get into the knockouts and you get better opponents and more difficulties, the team faces matches in a different way.
“The fact that the Europa League group phase doesn’t motivate some of the players, I knew it.”