Jose Mourinho's worst nightmares are coming a reality. Not only is Tottenham Hotspur not able to defend well, but now they will be without Harry Kane for several weeks.
The Spurs dropped an important match against Liverpool FC at North London, conceding a goal in 14 out of their first 19 Premier League fixtures this season.
Although they've been able to make a good run in the cups, making the Carabao Cup Final, as well as the FA Cup 5th. Round and UEFA Europa League knock-out stages, it seems like Tottenham's league aspirations are over.
Spurs have won only two out of their last 8 Premier League fixtures and currently sit sixth in the table, four points outside the top 4 and eight behind the leaders, Manchester City.
They may have depth in the squad, but no one will ever be able to replace Harry Kane, who sustained an injury against Liverpool on both ankles and will be out of some time.
"It’s two ankles, not one, two. He was coping with one, he couldn’t cope with both,” Mourinho said on Kane's injury. "Clearly, he’s a guy with good spirit, good sacrifice, so for Harry to say, ‘no chance’, we know that it’s not a simple one.”
Kane has been one of the best players in Europe this season. The North London-Native is the Premier League's second leading scorer with 12 goals and leads England's top competition in assists with 11.
The bad news don't end there for Jose Mourinho, who will also miss left back Sergio Reguilon, expected to miss at least three weeks with a muscular injury.
Argentinian midfielder, Giovani LoCelso has also been out since November and is expected to miss a couple more games.
It's doesn't seem to be a big difference between the teams in the title race but with the amount of squads in good form, it may be time for Jose Mourinho to focus on the cup events and try to get Champions League football next season.