Mourinho preparing for another tough week

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Jose Mourinho spoke to the media ahead of another big week for Tottenham Hotspur – hoping the next seven days will be somewhat more rewarding than the Lilywhites last two outings.

Defeats to RB Leipzig and Chelsea dented Tottenham’s Champions League and top-four aspirations. However, they have an opportunity to redeem the latter when Wolverhampton Wanderers are the visitors to N17 on Sunday.

“It’s a big week,” Mourinho confirmed.

“Last week we felt very difficult because we had to play three matches in a row. Of course, our squad at this moment is a squad with some difficulties, especially since we are not in condition to make rotations and rest players and be stronger in some matches than others.

“At this moment we are what we are, we have sixteen or seventeen players who are always selected for matches.”

The Spurs chief continued: “It’s going to be hard. I can imagine when we reach the fourth match of this ten days and the fourth match will be a knockout one, even with possible extra-time to be played.

“I think we are going to arrive there at our limits. Let’s not think about it though. Let’s think about Wolves.

“At the Wolves game, we arrive in a good condition after a good week in which we manage to rest and to work really hard and now to be waiting for the game.”

Mourinho offered some positive news on the progress of injured duo, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.

On the England skipper, the Head Coach said: “I would say a little bit ahead, it gives me hope of – instead of one or two matches – three, four or five.

“I don’t know – Just speculating a little bit but the feelings are good.

“He’s doing what he can do at this stage but always with a good feeling. Sometimes follow protocol and some setbacks because of not the best feeling on this action or that movement.

“But everything is going well. He’s having very good feelings, so positive.”

On Son – who could possibly feature using a protective cast for his broken arm – he added: “That’s another hope but of course we’re far from it.

“He’s coming back to England very soon. Then, of course, he’ll have to follow some safety protocols because he flies from Seoul.

“When his recovery starts, we’ll try all the possibilities to have him back for some matches. I cannot imagine when.

“But there’s a good possibility that before the end of the season, we have Harry and Sonny playing together.”

Look out for Jose Mourinho’s pre-Wolves press-conference – in full – courtesy of The Press Bureau – Shortly…

Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers – Head to head:

Tottenham Hotspur won: 48
Drawn: 20
Wolverhampton Wanderers won: 28

Tottenham Hotspur v Wolverhampton Wanderers – Last five meetings (all competitions):

September 10, 2011 – Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

January 14, 2012 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

November 3, 2018 – Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

December 29, 2018 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

December 15, 2019 – Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Jeevesie’s prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Brian Jeeves

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