Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could be available for next Wednesday’s FA Cup clash with Everton after making a quick recovery from the ankle injury sustained last week.
“We were scared when it happened but now we are a bit more positive,” Mourinho said of the injury Kane sustained in the league defeat by Liverpool.
“It is not an overly optimistic thing to say that next week he should be playing. He’s happy with the progress and of course we are happy too. Maybe Everton or Manchester City, one of these matches he will be back.”
“First he needs to recover from his injury and needs to be back to training and have a fresh start because in the last few weeks he couldn’t even train,” Mourinho said.
“I had a good conversation with him yesterday. I think we found very common ground let’s say. It’s an important point of the season for the team and for him also. We need a good Dele Alli and we are waiting for him to be back to normality.”
Alli has barely featured this season with Tanguy Ndombele nailing down the attacking midfielder role, leading to suggestions that Alli might have left in the transfer window.
“We need him back. A conversation doesn’t make a miracle or put him in great form but I believe the conversation was the extra motivation that he needs to get back as soon as possible.”