Tottenham attacking stars are “unhappy” and “desperate” to quit – and Harry Kane may soon join them.
That is according to ex-Spurs defender Alan Hutton speaking exclusively to Football Insider about how Steven Bergwijn, Gareth Bale and Dele Alli will soon be joined by Kane among the legions of unhappy forwards at the club.
As revealed by Football Insider, Mourinho still has the full backing of the England striker in the dressing room despite a dramatic drop in form from the north Londoners.
Tottenham were dumped out of the FA Cup by Everton last week and currently sit ninth in the Premier League, six points off fourth-placed Chelsea and behind the likes of Aston Villa and West Ham.
Spurs are currently the eighth-highest scorers in the top-flight, although they have netted just three times in their last five games.
Hutton has warned Mourinho the season will be a failure without some silverware and a top-four finish and suggested he had to try and get his attacking stars back on side.
“Look, he was brought in to win trophies, that was probably his remit, that and top-four,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“He’s in a (League Cup) final, can I see him winning it? Possibly, it’s a one-off game but Man City are heavy favourites.
“He’s in Europe but is struggling for top four. If he doesn’t win a trophy and they’re out that top four, that’s a failure, the decline has been massive from where they once were.
“So it’s going to be difficult, if you’re looking from a squad point of view, if you’re playing, you’re always happy because you’re playing but the way they are at the moment, if you’re an attacking player you’re not liking it, you’re doing a totally defensive shift.
“The likes of Bergwijn are getting questioned about his numbers, his stats but he’s playing at right-back and unhappy.
“You’ve got the likes of Bale who’s not happy and will go back to Madrid, Dele Alli’s desperate to get out and leave and Harry Kane, he’s going to start questioning it eventually.”