Jose Mourinho is hopeful that Harry Kane maintains his ‘desire’ at Tottenham amid rumours linking the England captain with a summer move.
Kane has been linked with a summer exit from north London in recent weeks as he bids to fulfil his ambitions of winning major silverware, Spurs having faded following a bright start to sit sixth in the Premier League.
Mourinho’s side also crashed out of the Europa League in embarrassing fashion after surrendering a 2-0 first leg lead against Dinamo Zagreb, leaving this month’s Carabao Cup final as the club’s sole chance of ending a 13-year wait for a major trophy.
Kane is yet to win silverware in his career to date and recent reports have suggested he is keen on a new challenge, with Real Madrid and both Manchester sides reportedly holding an interest in his services.
Mourinho has refused to discuss the prospect of Kane leaving Spurs this summer and says is keen to see the same ‘desire’ from the forward upon his return from international duty this week.
“I cannot play that game. I have to focus on what he is for us.” Mourinho told a pre-match press conference ahead of Spurs’ trip to Newcastle.
”I’m always pleased when my players go to their national teams and do well. I don’t know if he always has a smile on his face but he’s always professional. He has some nice challenges, a final to play, a challenge for Europe and the Euros.
“I want Harry to be with us how he has been. I want him to repeat his performance against Aston Villa. The same commitment, the same desire and same leadership.”