Jose Mourinho reckons Harry Kane doesn’t need to leave Tottenham to win silverware and says his side are determined to ‘fight’ for success this season.
Kane’s future has been a source of debate since admitting he would consider leaving the north London side should he fail to see tangible signs of progression, the England captain yet to win silverware in his career despite being regarded as one of world football’s finest forwards.
The 27-year-old has enjoyed an excellent individual season so far and has scored 20 goals in all competitions, his goal against West Brom last weekend moving him behind only Jimmy Greaves amongst the club’s all-time leading scorers.
Manchester United and Manchester City have previously been linked with a move for the player alongside Real Madrid, though it would take a huge bid to prise Kane away from north London.
Spurs are without a major trophy in more than a decade but remain in pursuit of silverware this season, Mourinho’s side through to the Carabao Cup final and travelling to Everton this evening in the FA Cup’s fifth round.
Europe also offers a potential avenue to silverware this season with Spurs facing Austrian outfit Wolfsberg in a Europa League double-header later this month, and Mourinho admits he is relaxed about Kane’s future with a huge chance to end the club’s trophy drought arriving in April with a Wembley final against Manchester City.
“To win a trophy, [Kane] just needs to win one game,” Mourinho his pre-match press conference. “I know that it is a big, difficult game.
“I know that it is against probably the team that is going to win the Premier League this year, so I think it is a very difficult final that we will have to play.
“But to win a trophy, we just need to win a match. You have to ask Harry, but I think ‘to wait’ is not the right way to describe it. Is to fight for it, is to fight for it.
“But it’s something very personal that I think he is the right guy to have a conversation with you about it.”
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