Jose Mourinho says Spurs are ‘lucky’ to have ‘Tottenham boy’ Harry Kane following the forward’s brace in the club’s 3-0 victory over Leicester.
Kane’s brace against the Foxes took his tally to 23 goals for the season in all competitions and six in eight since the Premier League‘s restart, silencing those who doubted whether the England captain could thrive amid Mourinho’s notoriously pragmatic style of play.
The 26-year-old had cut an isolated figure for the north London side during their opening fixtures of the restart before rediscovering his best form in recent weeks, scoring back-to-back braces to maintain Spurs‘ hopes of securing European qualification for next season.
Mourinho was full of praise for his side’s talisman following his latest star showing against Leicester, admitting the club are ‘so lucky’ to have such a ‘special player’ among their ranks.
“I think everyone thinks he’s a fantastic player and Tottenham is so lucky to have him because he’s the player, the person and the Tottenham boy,” Mourinho said, as per Sky Sports.
“All this together makes him really a special player for us that probably wouldn’t be so special playing for another team. He’s really special for us, he’s really special for Tottenham.
“Of course we want him to be happy and for him to be happy he wants victories, score goals, and I’m so happy after an incredibly difficult injury he’s coming in the direction where he’s going to end the season perfect.
“Hopefully the beginning of next season he will be even better.”
Mourinho praises ‘second to none’ Kane as Spurs beat Leicester 3-0
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