Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has said his club have the worst injury problems in Europe after seeing top scorers Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son sidelined.
“The position is so, so, so specific and it’s very difficult to find an adaptation for the striker position. If you lose four right-backs, you play [Oliver] Skipp or [Moussa] Sissoko right-back. If you lose centre backs you can play, [Eric] Dier or [Ben] Davies centre-back.
“The specificity of the striker position is very difficult. You cannot say Davinson Sanchez go play centre-forward. That’s the way it is. We have to go to game with everything we have.
“The situation is difficult. Nobody else in the Premier League, for sure, but even in European football is in such a difficult situation as we are in terms of injuries in specific positions. It was really hard for the boys to be in this position.”