Jose Mourinho lays into one ‘hidden’ Tottenham player

Date published: Sunday 2nd June 2019 2:16 - Matthew Stead

Jose Mourinho criticised “hidden” Tottenham forward Harry Kane at half-time of the Champions League final.

Mauricio Pochettino faced a question with no proper answer when it came to whether Kane should start or not.

The striker had not featured since suffering “significant” ankle ligament damage against Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

He was picked ahead of semi-final hero Lucas Moura but failed to have much of an impact as Liverpool eased to a 2-0 win.

Pochettino denied having any “regrets” over starting Kane, but Mourinho and fellow pundit Arsene Wenger were unimpressed with his first-half display.

“Harry Kane was hidden all the time,” Mourinho told beIN SPORTS.

“He normally drops back, comes in between the lines, normally he’s the link player – he receives the ball from one side, he goes between the lines, he turns, plays with the other full back, arrives in the box. Nothing of this dynamic yet.”

Wenger agreed, adding: “We spoke a lot about Kane, he doesn’t look ready. Overall only Son looked dangerous, especially going in behind Alexander-Arnold.”


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