Mourinho fears Son is out for the season
Jose Mourinho claimed Tottenham’s injury situation ‘couldn’t be worse’ after Son Heung-min was potentially ruled out for the rest of the season with a broken arm.
The South Korea forward will have surgery this week and Mourinho is not expecting 27-year-old Son to play again this campaign.
Son suffered the injury in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa, in which he scored twice.
Tottenham are already without Harry Kane after he tore a hamstring last month.
Tottenham’s press officer suggested Son could return for the closing games of the season and Mourinho said: ‘I hope he’s right but in my mind, no. I’m not thinking about that.’
Mourinho was speaking in the build up to tonight’s Champions League last-16 first leg against RB Leipzig. With 18-year-old Troy Parrott ‘not ready’, Mourinho is left with ‘no strikers, no market, no players, nothing’. He added: ‘The situation couldn’t be worse in terms of options. That’s a very, very, very obvious situation. There is nothing you can do.
‘In some periods I was worried about not having attacking options on the bench. Now I don’t have attacking options on the pitch.’
Midfielder Harry Winks said: ‘It’s a massive blow for us. Son’s been in such good form.’Daily Mail