Jose Mourinho admits he is wary of the threat posed by Jamie Vardy this weekend as Tottenham look to get back to winning ways against Leicester.
Tottenham’s 11-game unbeaten run in the Premier League was ended following a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool in midweek, with the north London side slipping to second in the division as a result of the late loss at Anfield.
Mourinho’s side will be looking to bounce back this weekend and face a huge meeting with fourth-placed Leicester, who have enjoyed a strong start to the season and sit just a single point behind Spurs ahead of the clash.
Spurs currently boast the joint-best defensive record in the Premier League but will face one of the division’s leading forwards on Sunday, with Vardy in pursuit of a second successive Golden Boot after netting 10 goals in just 11 starts so far this season.
Mourinho has previously lavished praise on the Foxes’ forward and has once again hailed the ‘incredible’ talents of the star, admitting his side must be on red-alert to the danger posed by Leicester’s talisman.
“He is so, so dangerous,” Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference. “A team when he plays, if it with Claudio [Ranieri] or Brendan [Rodgers] or with other coaches, never forgets the qualities that the specific player has.
“He is incredible. I just feel sorry for him in the sense of he arrived in the Premier League too late. He should arrive a few years before and his career would be even longer, with more goals more history at the national team too.
“Fantastic player. If I was a defender I wouldn’t be happy to play against him because he is very dangerous.”