Jose Mourinho maintains that he would rely on Harry Kane’s form for Tottenham Hotspur between now and the end of the season, rather than any uncertainty about the forward’s future.
Kane, who scored the opening goal in England’s 2-1 win over Albania and a penalty in Poland during the international break, has confirmed that he will make a statement on his Tottenham future after the European Championships, admitting that it is a “hard question to answer right now.”
England manager Gareth Southgate believes Kane is not worried about moves ahead of the Euros and that the striker is “confident” about ending the season well at Spurs.
However, because the forward has three years left on his new Tottenham contract, it has been speculated that Kane will wish to transfer elsewhere to contend for big trophies, and the striker’s recent remarks have fueled talk about whether he will still be at the club next season.
Manchester United, Manchester City, and Real Madrid are allegedly interested in the 27-year-old.
Mourinho responded to Kane’s latest disclosure by saying: “I’m not good at that game. I need to concentrate on what he means to us. Of course, I am always proud of my players when they compete in international tournaments, but I am unable to partake in those games.
“I can only think of what he did for us and the effort he put in for us at Villa, the effort he put in for England, and the match at Newcastle, and whether he plays well or not.
When asked if he wanted Kane to be more specific about his plans at this stage, he replied: “No, I want Harry to be with us the way he has been. I want Harry to give the same success against Newcastle that he did against Aston Villa, the same desire, team spirit, and leadership, and I know that I will have that.”
This season, Kane has been in scintillating shape for his boyhood club. The striker is level with Mohamed Salah at the top of the Premier League goalscoring list with 17 goals and has contributed slightly more assists (13) to his game this season relative to previous years.