Jose Mourinho hoped Harry Kane could be protected within the upcoming worldwide break whereas additionally issuing a warning to South Korea in regards to the standing of Heung-min Son.
Tottenham captain Kane has already performed 38 occasions this season and even picked up a knock of their Europa League win over Dinamo Zagreb final week.
He shook that off to characteristic within the north London derby however there are respectable considerations for his health heading into the ultimate phases of the season.
Son has been named in South Korea’s squad for a pleasant in Japan regardless of limping off throughout Sunday’s defeat to Arsenal with a hamstring harm.
England play San Marino, Albania and Poland in World Cup qualifiers in subsequent week’s worldwide break and Mourinho is eager for his star man to not characteristic in all three.
“I’ve no management, if I may select I might love all of them to go as a result of I like my gamers to be concerned in nationwide groups,” Mourinho mentioned earlier than confirming Kane would begin Spurs’ Europa League last-16 second-leg tie with Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.
“I believe it’s a query of satisfaction for them and a plus for us as a membership so we just like the gamers to go.
“However in fact if we may select we wouldn’t just like the gamers to play three matches, nevertheless it’s not in our fingers, it’s within the fingers of their nationwide staff managers.
“There may be nothing we are able to say. If one in every of you ask me is he going to play tomorrow or is he going to relaxation, I reply already that he’s going to play. The sport is open, it’s an necessary sport for us so he performs tomorrow.”
Mourinho and Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate exchanged feedback earlier this season round Kane’s involvement in England video games, however the Portuguese is leaving it to his counterpart this time.
“I can not do Gareth’s work, the identical means Gareth shouldn’t be attempting to do my work,” he mentioned. “He doesn’t make any feedback about my choice, he doesn’t give any public opinion about who I ought to play or relaxation or give extra minutes to those English gamers.
“He doesn’t make any remark so I additionally don’t really feel snug in doing that. If in the summertime, I do some little humorous media work, then I’ll really feel some freedom to talk about others’ jobs.
“However on this second I don’t really feel snug, he does what he desires, what’s finest for the staff.
“He has a superb relationship with Harry, so which means good communication and, with out me within the center, I hope that in between them they will discover some compromise to guard the participant a bit of bit.”
Son is dominated out of the journey to Croatia however Mourinho declined to say how lengthy he’s out for, prompting hope he may play in opposition to Aston Villa on Sunday.
Mourinho says if he misses the Villa sport he can’t be anticipated to play for his nation.
“If a participant is injured and can’t play, a pleasant or official, it doesn’t matter the match it’s,” he added.
“So if we arrived subsequent week and Sonny is injured and we are able to show that to the South Korean Soccer Affiliation, what’s he going to do there? Nothing.
“So if a participant can not play for the membership, he can not play for the nation.”
Spurs are agency favourites to advance to the final eight of the Europa League after Kane’s two objectives final week gave them a 2-Zero benefit.