Mourinho poised for another injury blow days after Kane clash with Southgate

Jose Mourinho could be about to be hit with another injury scare from the England camp in the shape of Eric Dier.

It comes just days after Harry Kane underwent problems under Gareth Southgate.

The Three Lions boss exchanged barbs with Mourinho regarding the forward's fitness ahead of the international break.

And the Tottenham manager's fears were realised when Kane missed England's match against Belgium on Sunday.

He did so after experiencing muscle fatigue – though Southgate did put the 27-year-old on for the last 20 minutes.

Kane is set to start against Denmark on Thursday – much to Tottenham's annoyance, who requested that he be able to leave international duty.

And now it appears Spurs may have to contend with another potential absentee.

Dier is a huge doubt for the upcoming Nations League clash, who is nursing a sore hamstring from the earlier fixture.

Whether or not the Spurs defender starts remains to be seen but it is another unwanted problem for Mourinho.

Wolves captain Conor Coady is ready to step in if Dier is unable to prove his fitness.

The 27-year-old made his international debut against the Danes last month before starring at the back against Wales last week.

He scored his first goal for the Three Lions against the Welsh in a 3-0 result.

Southgate will be keen on more attacking fervour against Denmark after a 0-0 draw in the last meeting.

Meanwhile, he has spoken out on the intense spotlight on England's injury worries over the past week.

He said: “Puzzled by the furore. We have spoken medically to medically as we do with every player if ever they miss training.

"There are conversations on every player with every club pre camp so we know exactly the condition.

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“In the camp there are constant communications between all the medical teams.

"So when Harry missed a couple of days training last week everyone was across that, we knew the plan.

“We know there is no injury. It’s a bit baffling really but you guys will have a better idea about where those stories come from than I have.”

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