Sport Mourinho makes light-hearted pledge to England boss Southgate over Kane

02:31  02 october  2020
02:31  02 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

Jose Mourinho keeps promise to Macedonian journalist

  Jose Mourinho keeps promise to Macedonian journalist Igor Aleksandrovic, a freelance reporter, was upset after being unable to ask Mourinho a question in the press conference to preview Thursday's game. But the Spurs boss came back to chat to him.Igor Aleksandrovic, a freelance reporter, was part of the Zoom press conference with Mourinho previewing Tottenham's Europa League tie against Shkendija.

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Jose Mourinho and England assistant manager Steve Holland used to work together at Chelsea. The Tottenham boss is hoping that good relationship, and the common sense of Gareth Southgate will see Harry Kane ’s workload managed on international duty next week.

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho responded to Gareth Southgate in their public jousting over Harry Kane, joking that he will not use the England captain in "one minute of any friendly match" this season.

Tottenham's Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho © Getty Images Tottenham's Harry Kane and Jose Mourinho

England manager Southgate recently hit back at Mourinho after the Spurs head coach urged his counterpart not to overuse Kane in the upcoming international games.

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JOSE MOURINHO wants Gareth Southgate to respect Harry Kane England should take care to avoid Harry Kane playing too much, says Tottenham boss Jose MourinhoCredit: AFP or licensors. Three Lions' manager Gareth Southgate faces difficult decisions over his selection as Harry Kane

The Three Lions have three fixtures coming up in October, with a friendly against Wales taking place on October 8 before Nations League games against Belgium and Denmark.

Spurs have had a congested start to the 2020-21 season, with their 7-2 Europa League win over Maccabi Haifa on Thursday their seventh game of the campaign already.

Kane plundered a hat-trick against the Israeli side to book Spurs' place in the Europa League group stages and Mourinho was not in the mood to back down on his stance of how his talismanic forward should be used on international duty.

"His match was a fundamental match for us," he told a media conference. "A match that means a few million pounds and means that we are in a group phase of a competition that we have ambitions for.

Jose Mourinho takes ANOTHER swipe at Manchester United

  Jose Mourinho takes ANOTHER swipe at Manchester United The Tottenham boss was less-than-impressed with the good fortune of his old side this weekend when a penalty - awarded AFTER the final whistle - allowed Bruno Fernandes to steal a 3-2 win at Brighton.The Tottenham boss was less-than-impressed with the good fortune of his old side this weekend when a penalty - awarded AFTER the final whistle - allowed Bruno Fernandes to steal a 3-2 win for United against Brighton.

Mourinho was strolling into Club Wembley to take his position for the match when he slipped over on the concrete. Football fans were quick to react to the incident on Twitter, with one comparing Mourinho to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

England boss Southgate already had doubts over Kane ’s fitness but, speaking last month, he insisted that the player’s goalscoring record for If Southgate decides to put Kane on the bench, a front three of Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho will likely start against Ronald Koeman’s men.

"What I can promise to my friend Steve Holland [England assistant manager] and Gareth is not to be jealous. I can promise that until the end of the season I won't play Harry Kane in one minute of any friendly match."

Spurs were electric in attack at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with a Giovani Lo Celso brace and goals from Lucas Moura and Dele Alli securing a memorable win.

It was Netherlands international Steven Bergwijn, however, that caught Mourinho's eye with a display full of direct running and incisive passing.

"The team needs that, playing against a team that was pressing so high and giving space in behind," Mourinho said.

"He was very, very important. He didn't lose the ball. He dropped, he got the ball, he beat people. He was really good. I am sorry for him that he did not score. A very good performance.

"Physically he is getting better, he is getting sharper. We have incredible options in the attacking positions and we are very happy."

Mourinho faces a quick turnaround now to get his players ready for a Premier League clash with former side Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Gareth Southgate says he was wrong to criticise Kevin Keegan's tactics .
Gareth Southgate once said that Kevin Keegan 'came up short tactically' as an England manager but believes that he should have kept his mouth shut because he is only now understanding the job.Reflecting on the first sustained period of criticism aimed at him as England manager, after the turgid 1-0 win in Iceland followed by a defensive performance to earn a 0-0 draw in Denmark last month, Southgate, who turned 50 last month, says players don’t really know what is going on as a boss.

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