Mourinho confirms Harry Kane will start tomorrow. #THFC— Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) March 17, 2021
José Mourinho has signalled his prioritizing of the Europa League tournament this afternoon in his pre-game virtual presser. Announcing that Harry Kane will start against Dinamo Zagreb is hardly a surprise in one respect as Tottenham’s strike force has taken a huge dent with Son getting himself injured in the North London Derby. However, Spurs only need a draw in tomorrow’s game in order to qualify, and so the Portuguese is clearly leaving nothing to chance.
As a knock-on effect, what this means for Carlos Vinicius is anyone’s guess. Earlier this morning a report suggested that the Brazilian has no future in North London and should he fail to also start on Thursday, then it would look as if his fate is sealed.
Morale in both sides’ camps might be an issue. Spurs will arrive in Croatia on the back of a dismal loss against Arsenal, and our hosts are in the aftermath of their coach having been convicted of numerous monetary frauds.