Tottenham Hotspur’s star-striker Harry Kane will be rested for Wednesday’s night’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.
The tie is a dead-rubber with Bayern having cemented top spot and Spurs having already qualified for the knockouts.
Tottenham manager Mourinho stated that while he will field a competitive team, younger players will be given opportunities at the Allianz Arena.
Mourinho handed a debut (and later the match ball) to 17 year old Troy Parrott against Burnley on the weekend while fellow teenagers Ryan Sessegnon and Oliver Skipp also featured off the bench.
“I can say that Harry Kane will not play, but who is going to play I need to think,” Bavarian Football Works quote the Spurs man as saying.
Tottenham were hammered 7-2 in the reverse fixture in London in October and will be looking to redeem themselves to some extent despite the match having no impact on the group standings.
Mourinho is expected to make mass changes in midweek, which may include a start for wantaway midfielder Christian Eriksen, who was an unused substitute at the weekend.
Kane has missed only one match across league and Europe this season and will be given some well-deserved rest having scored six goals in the Champions League this season, the third highest behind Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland.
Spurs have undergone a reversal of fortune and more importantly atmosphere since Mourinho’s arrival having won four out of his five games in-charge up until now.
The sole defeat came against Manchester United and the Tottenham chief will be looking to prove that his side can turn it up for the big games after that defeat at Old Trafford last week.