Mourinho not expecting Son to play again this season

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho does not expect Son to play any part for his side again this season after he suffered a fracture to his right arm at the weekend. His injury leaves Spurs short of options in attack ahead of the game against Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

The South Korea international already has 14 goals in the Premier League and 8 assists in the UCL this season for the North Londoners and will undergo surgery with no timeframe attached to his return presently. Mourinho was fairly optimistic as he revealed that Son will be out for several weeks.

“I’m not going to count on him again this season,” Mourinho told a news conference. “If he plays two or three games then it’s because he (Spurs’ press officer) is very optimistic, but I’m not counting on him.”

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It can be recalled that Harry Kane is already on the sidelines until April and Mourinho went on to compare Son’s case to a scenario where one climbs a staircase that breaks without warning.

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“We are holding by our arms on the balcony. Now we have two options, to fall and die… The other is to climb,” the Portuguese said.

“We will be on that balcony fighting with everything we have.

“No strikers, no (transfer) market, no players, nothing. The only help now is our crowd, the Tottenham supporters. That’s the only thing I ask because I can’t ask any more from the players that they’re giving, which is everything they have,” Mourinho added.

“The situation couldn’t be worse… In some periods I was worried about not having attacking options on the bench, now it’s not having attacking options on the pitch.”

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Meanwhile, Mourinho added that 18-year-old Troy Parrott was not ready to replace Son or Kane and that winger Ryan Sessegnon could not play as a striker.

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