Harry Kane will be fit to face Arsenal after needing ice on his knee: Mourinho

Harry Kane will be fit to face Arsenal after needing ice on his knee: Mourinho

Jose Mourinho believes Harry Kane will be fit to face Arsenal on Sunday despite the striker needing ice on his knee after picking up a knock against Dinamo Zagreb.

Kane scored twice to give Spurs a comfortable victory in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie but was quickly substituted when he went down in pain in the 82nd minute.

The 27-year-old was seen getting some treatment on the injury while he sat on the bench for the remainder of the game but Mourinho played down any fears that it could affect his involvement in the north London derby this weekend.

'Harry, I don't believe is anything big,' the Spurs boss told BT Sport after the game.

'Sunday is a match everyone wants to play and little things will not stop him. I don't have the feeling it is anything serious.'

Kane put in a man-of-the-match performance with two clinical finishes in each half to take his goal tally to 26 for the season. The striker also played a role in preserving the team's clean sheet with a number of important clearances.

'He is doing everything,' Mourinho said of Kane's performance. 'He is doing the striker job of scoring goals, the team work of creating space and linking play and the extra work not many strikers do in defence. He helps us a lot.

'He has an incredible number of clearances from crosses and corners. We couldn't be happier. I gave a rest to many of the players and am so happy with what Vinicius is giving us. But with Harry on the pitch it is a different story for us.'

The manager admitted he would have liked his side to have scored another goal ahead of the second leg in Croatia next week and insisted there was still a long way to go before securing progress to the quarter-finals.

'I believe one more goal would be a good reflection of the game and would put us in a much better position,' Mourinho added.

'But before the game if you asked if 2-0 was a good result I would say "it is only a good result if we do the job there."

'It will be a difficult match. At home they will feel more comfortable to have a go with nothing to lose.'

Spurs have now won their last five games in all competitions ahead of their clash with bitter rivals Arsenal at the Emirates.

The Gunners were also victorious in the first leg of their Europa League tie, beating Olympiacos 3-1 thanks to goals from Martin Odegaard, Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny.

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