Europa League reaction: Harry Kane is 'too important' to have a rest, says Tottenham's Jose Mourinho
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho is happy to give some players the night off - but not Harry Kane. The captain's brace against Dinamo Zagreb proved his point, even if the boss did think Spurs deserved more goals. Mourinho said that he thought his side deserved more than a two-goal cushion, but would keep their focus.
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I gave some rest to some guys, but he's too important for that. In the end, he scored two goals for us.
Mourinho said that he thought his side deserved more than a two-goal cushion, but wondered if it might ultimately prove beneficial ahead of the second leg.
Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Dinamo Zagreb at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
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"You keep the focus and keep the concentration for the second leg," he said.
"We cannot go there and go to defend the advantage because that's a small advantage to defend. We have to go there and try to win the game."
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