Mourinho has not dismissed the idea of adding players this month. He expected little-to-no action before Kane was injured, but losing a player of his caliber changes things.
Spurs have been linked with Krzysztof Piatek of AC Milan, but Mourinho admits that the January market is very difficult and he shouldn’t expect much help.
He did, however, lay out the dire nature of the situation regarding Spurs strikers.
“We don’t have another one. There is not a striker in the squad. We have only one, he is not fit, we don’t have another one. … You know that you cannot play like we normally play when Harry Kane is not in the team. The only thing I can tell you is that of course we cannot do the same way as with Harry.”
Spurs are preparing for a visit from unbeaten Liverpool on Saturday (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com).
You’d be a bit naive to think Mourinho won’t use Kane’s absence as a reason to pack it in against the Reds. That said, that may not be the play to beat Liverpool this season and Mou knows his stuff. We’ll have our eyes peeled for the XI.