Mourinho: No need for Ibrahimovic when we have Kane
Harry Kane's fine moment of form means there is "no chance" Tottenham will swoop for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, according to manager José Mourinho.
José Mourinho has ruled out a move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic because he has the "best striker in England" at his disposal in Harry Kane. Ibrahimovic has been linked with a move to the north London club after Mourinho was swiftly announced as Mauricio Pochettino's replacement last week.
"Great striker, great guy" - Mourinho on Ibrahimovic
The pair briefly worked together at Inter during the 2008-09 season before linking up again at Manchester United in 2016. Speaking ahead of his first Champions League game in charge of Spurs against Olympiacos on Tuesday, Mourinho poured cold water on suggestions he could swoop for the 38-year-old free agent.
"I have more than a connection [with Ibrahimovic]," he said. "He's an amazing player, amazing guy, but I would say no chance. We have the best striker in England. We have one of the top two or three strikers in the world. A striker of Zlatan's dimension...obviously in his late 30s but still a striker that can play at any club in the world. [But] it doesn't make sense to sign him when we have Harry Kane."
Ben Davies returns for Olympiacos clash
Tottenham confirmed Ben Davies is unavailable for Tuesday's game after sustaining an ankle injury against West Ham at the weekend, but Tanguy Ndombélé and Jan Vertonghen both took part in training on Monday.
🎙️ Jose: “If you can win at home in your first game that’s also important. Our stadium is the best stadium in the world and we have great support, so we are going to try to have a good result and qualify.” #UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/OdCshW3svI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 25, 2019
A win will be enough for Spurs
Spurs are five points behind Group B leaders Bayern Munich but need only a win against their Greek opponents at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tomorrow to qualify for the Last 16.
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