'I hate saying this...' - Exclusive: Hutton reacts to 'Absolutely massive' Tottenham update
Having the likes of Harry Kane and Heung-min Son back in training is “absolutely massive” for Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Spurs and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, admits that the shutdown of the Premier League season has worked in the Lilywhites’ favour.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho confirmed that the likes of Kane, Son and Moussa Sissoko – all of whom were missing prior to the season being suspended – have recovered from their setbacks and are back training.
"I can't say they are ready to play but they are not injured"
Jose Mourinho spoke to @GeoffShreeves about the fitness levels of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 27, 2020
Having seen Tottenham struggle for form prior to the league’s suspension, Hutton insists the postponement of fixtures has been a silver lining for the Lilywhites.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Absolutely massive – we’ve spoken about it a lot about the injury crisis that Tottenham had and they did, we seemed to be talking about it week in, week out.
“They were in dire straits a lot of the same, especially with Kane being injured, they didn’t really have that focal point, that person that was there that you knew was going to score goals, it was a real struggle.
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“It looks like with all these players back, Mourinho’s going to have a headache, a good headache, of who to pick. You’ve got the likes of Bergwijn who showed flashes of brilliance as well.
“Going forward, I hate saying this because something so bad has helped Tottenham, it’s given them that little bit of time, that little bit of breathing space to get these players back. I think Mourinho will be very happy to see those guys back in training.”
Kane has been missing since Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Southampton on New Year’s Day, the striker suffering a thigh injury that required surgery.
Sissoko has also not been seen since the start of the year, the Frenchman suffering a knee problem which also required him to go under the knife.
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