Jose Mourinho is braced for Tottenham to be with out defender Toby Alderweireld for the foreseeable future however insisted there was no person responsible for the centre-back’s harm within the 2-0 win over Manchester Metropolis.
The Belgian starred in Saturday’s victory which moved Spurs to the highest of the Premier League courtesy of targets by Son Heung-min and substitute Giovani Lo Celso.
An adductor concern compelled for the 31-year-old to get replaced with 9 minutes left and any absence shall be felt with video games towards Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Leicester in the course of the subsequent month.
“It’s dangerous, it’s dangerous. It’s a muscular harm,” Mourinho mentioned. “The dimension in fact we don’t know, we have now to attend, but it surely’s a troublesome harm for positive.
“Within the Premier League we have now three centre-backs, within the Europa League we don’t have Joe Rodon, we solely have two, however that’s the way in which it’s.
“We don’t have anyone responsible. He performed within the worldwide matches that the crew wanted to win to qualify for the ultimate 4 (of the Nations League). With us he’s enjoying so effectively we determined to play him fairly than relaxation him.
“There’s no person responsible, simply to recuperate as quickly as potential.”
October signing Rodon made his first look on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when he was launched instead of Alderweireld and will now be in line for his full debut at Chelsea subsequent Sunday.
The younger Welsh centre-back signed for Spurs after that they had registered their squad for the Europa League, which implies Davinson Sanchez is about to come back in for his or her Group J fixture at house to Ludogorets on Thursday.
One other different for Mourinho going ahead is academy graduate Japhet Tanganga, who’s increase his health after a stop-start marketing campaign, whereas left-back Ben Davies has often performed extra centrally for Wales.
Ex-Swansea ace Rodon seems more likely to companion Eric Dier in defence although and can goal to fill the void left by Alderweireld, who has helped Tottenham concede solely as soon as of their final 4 league video games.
Mourinho praised Spurs’ togetherness after the disciplined show towards Metropolis and reserved particular reward for Harry Kane.
The 57-year-old added: “He’s improbable and he very a lot represents the spirit of the crew. Then you definitely look to the opposite guys.
“(Steven) Bergwijn wasn’t sick, he was dying. Sonny the identical, then Lucas (Moura) comes and does the identical. You go till the right-back and everyone has on this second that spirit.
“We’re going to lose matches, draw matches, play badly but when we handle this spirit to be the DNA of the crew we’re nearer to doing good issues.”
Metropolis centre-back Ruben Dias admitted they wanted to enhance forward of the journey to Olympiacos however identified the short transition between seasons.
The defender, who joined from Benfica in September, conceded preparation for the marketing campaign was not best.
“We wished to win this sport so badly. It ended up not going the way in which we wished,” Dias informed CityTV.
“It’s all been totally different this season. Myself, I had a pre-season as a result of I used to be not right here from the start, however the crew I do know didn’t have a pre-season. It was all so quick; one week and play.
“Then we play nationwide crew and it isn’t the conventional method. Clearly that isn’t an excuse in any respect, but it surely messes issues up.
“Now we have to deal with ourselves and take the time we have now to enhance.”