Jose Mourinho concedes defeat in Tottenham’s chase of new striker

    Jose Mourinho concedes that Tottenham Hotspur will face all sorts of problems after missing out on signing a new striker this month

    Although Spurs had no intention of chasing a central forward at the beginning of the January transfer window, Harry Kane’s injury has forced the Londoners back into the market.

    Krzysztof Piątek and Willian Jose have been heavily linked with a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Olivier Giroud also mentioned as a potential cover for Kane over the past few days.

    However, Tottenham now face the prospect of coming out empty-handed after all of their previous attempts to sign the above three did not come to fruition.

    With less than 12 hours left before the deadline, Jose Mourinho has revealed his regret for failing to sign a new frontman, admitting his team will suffer for playing without a striker in three competitions.

    “Again, I cannot hide,” the Portuguese tactician said, as reported by the Evening Standard.

    “If I say it’s easy to play three competitions without a striker, I’m going to lie. I cannot lie. You know that’s important for us.

    “If it’s not possible, it’s not possible. For me, the great thing is that we’re all together on this at the club.

    “There’s nobody to blame and say you could do better than you did. Not at all. We don’t want a striker to just help us now, to be useful for us. We wanted a striker to be good for our future, possible to play with Harry Kane together in the future.”

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