​Tottenham Hotspur head coach José Mourinho has insisted that Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min are not capable of replacing injured striker Harry Kane.

Kane is set for a lengthy layoff after tearing his hamstring, which has hit Spurs hard as they have no other senior strikers in their squad. Lucas and Son started in attack for Sunday's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, but they hardly set the world on fire.


Lucas did head home his side's equaliser, but Mourinho was still adamant that ​Spurs currently have no way of replacing ​Kane.

"I didn't speak, or if I did it was very occasionally, about [Hugo] Lloris," he said, via ​Football.London. "I am not coming here, or to press conferences pre-match, you never hear me, 'Lloris, Lloris, Lloris'. So in this moment it is not going to be 'Harry, Harry, Harry, Harry'.

"We have what we have and we stick with them. The boys did what they can, you cannot transform Lucas or ​Son into a number nine like Harry Kane.


"So we have to try other things and that is what we are going to do. Until Harry is back, obviously every minute he doesn't play means a lot to us, it is a big loss for us, but we have to accept it and we have to fight with the boys that are available."

90min understands that Kane's injury has forced Spurs to ​reignite their interest in Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrović​, and they continue to push for a deal which could also see them sign right-back Steven Sessegnon.

Mourinho later spoke to ​talkSPORT about the January transfer window, but the boss refused to give anything away, instead admitting that anything could happen over the coming weeks.


“I know the market is open for everybody, but it’s open in two directions, people can come, people can leave. So let’s see what happens," he said.

“I don’t want to speak about it. You saw the players we had here today, we tried our best and that’s what we’re doing. The boys are good guys, they’re professional, they work for each other and that’s what we have to do.”

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