Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho denies Harry Kane mind games ahead of Arsenal clash

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho insists he is not attempting to create confusion about Harry Kane's fitness ahead of Sunday's north London derby with Arsenal.

Kane did not travel with the Spurs squad to Austria for their Europa League tie with LASK in Linz due to an undisclosed injury.

Ahead of the match, Mourinho was optimistic Kane would be fit enough to play against the Gunners and he struck a similar tone after the 3-3.

"I believe [Harry Kane] is going to be fit," he said. "I'm not sure.

"He's having treatment but I could be doing some bluff and pretend he's in trouble, but he's not and I think he'll play [against Arsenal]."

Tottenham will be the favourites going into the match with Arsenal and Mourinho will be expecting a better performance having been dismayed at their display against LASK.

“The result was better than the performance, the second half better than the first, some players individually had very good performances, but some had very poor performances," Mourinho added.

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“The only positive I take from the game is the result, that we have qualified, and we have the chance to finish first if we beat Antwerp.

“To finish first we need to win our last match at home, and that would give us an advantage we shouldn’t waste.

"We have qualified, so we don't have the pressure of having to win our last match to qualify, but I think we should win that last match, and I believe we are going to do that.”

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