Spurs played Southampton on Wednesday.
In addition to failing to win, they even lost one key player.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes Harry Kane‘s hamstring injury will keep him out for a while, after he hobbled off injured in the 1-0 defeat at Southampton. Danny Ings produced the one real moment of quality in the game by lifting the ball over Toby Alderweireld before firing home his ninth goal in as many Premier League starts to lift the Saints up to 11th, six points clear of the relegation zone.
Spurs have now gone a full calendar year without keeping a clean sheet at home and just one win from four games over the festive period leaves Mourinho’s men still six points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea. Mourinho’s options could be further hampered by injuries in the coming weeks as Kane was forced off with a hamstring problem after scoring a goal that was ruled out for offside. Tottenham have now confirmed via their official site that Kane has suffered from torn hamstring.
On top of this the club record signing Tanguy Ndombele’s injury-ravaged first season in England continued as he had to be replaced before half-time. “Hamstring is always negative. I don’t know yet, I think maybe later today we have news,” Mourinho said. “But if you ask me just my feeling, good news or bad news, I am more bad news than good news, what the player felt, Harry Kane leaving a match the way he did. He didn’t think twice, didn’t take him two seconds to realize the severity of the situation.”
Mourinho will at least have Heung-Min Son back from suspension for the trip to Middlesbrough, while youngster Troy Parrott will likely get more minutes under his belt. They fact Liverpool and Manchester City in their next four Premier League games and Spurs are now really up against it as they battle with Chelsea, Man United and Wolves for a top four finish.