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Jose Mourinho gives six reasons why Tottenham are truly back

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says it is “fantastic” to have all six of his star attacking talents back fighting for a place in his team.

Spurs have endured a torrid season for injuries this season, especially in the second half of the campaign.

Harry Kane went down with a hamstring injury on New Years’ Day and made his comeback last Friday.

In between, however, Son Heung-min, January signing Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura also suffered injuries.

Bergwijn and Son had also recovered in time to face Manchester United and Moura is now also fit.

Dele Alli will join them for Tuesday’s clash with West Ham after serving a one-match ban last week, while Erik Lamela remains an option.

“It’s fantastic,” Mourinho said. “Tottenham always had a fantastic group of attacking players and in the January market Steven Bergwijn coming even improved that.

“Not just to be one more, but to be one more fantastic player with great ability. So now we have the six players available which is a very, very good attacking force that allows us to start the game and have players on the bench to make changes in case we have a need.

“And I think in this moment, with this long period without football, the attacking players especially, it is not easy for them. So to have in this moment, three plus three is a great situation for us.”


Spurs extended their winless run to seven matches in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

However, Mourinho is targeting eight more wins and a push for Champions League football next season.

“I think we will be even better by the West Ham game because it’s the second game,” he said. We have more options because Lucas is back from injury and Dele Alli is back from suspension.

“We look forward to the game – important game for us, important game for them. London derby. Empty but a lot to play for.

“They need points, they don’t want to lose, they played some matches against the top teams where they compete really, really hard and they try to get results which I think is what they’re going to try to do against us.

“But the ambition is to win the remaining eight matches, which we know is very difficult. Our ambition was to win nine, we couldn’t. We got just a draw. Our ambition now is to win eight.

“But forgetting eight, focus just on one, we want to beat West Ham and with this mentality let’s go until the end of the season and after the last game we will see the position where we ended.”

Spurs sit eighth in the Premier League table, nine points off fourth-placed Chelsea.


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