Darren Bent is in no doubt Jose Mourinho will thrust Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Moussa Sissoko straight into the Tottenham starting XI when the season resumes in two weeks.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists that getting injured players back is “massive” for Jose Mourinho.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the Tottenham boss confirmed that while the likes of Kane and Son are back in training, he thinks they need “a couple of weeks” of normal sessions before they can play.
The Premier League is set to get back underway on June 17th, with top-flight clubs allowed to take part in full-contact training from last week.
Bent insists that just having the missing players back will be a major boost for the Lilywhites and he believes they will be fit enough to take part when Spurs return to action.
Bent told Football Insider: “It’s massive, and I mean massive, because Spurs were struggling for form, had no one with that killer instinct.
“With Harry Kane coming back, you’re talking a leader, he’s a really important part of your team. You talk about Sissoko, a real engine, livewire, non-stop running and Steven Bergwijn, thought he did well, hit the ground running with a bang.
“For me, it was paramount that they came back. It might take them a couple more weeks to get up to that peak, peak condition because you only really get super match fit by playing matches.
“From that perspective, it might take them a little bit of time but in terms of actually being fit to play, I think they’ll be alright.”
Kane and Sissoko have both been missing since the start of 2020, the duo forced to undergo surgery on their respective problems.
Son was ruled out with a broken arm in February while Steven Bergwijn suffered an ankle injury right before the season was suspended.
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