Tottenham beaten by Southampton
Tottenham would travel to Southampton on Wednesday for their first game of 2020.
Spurs’ away form, particularly in the league, had been pretty abysmal throughout 2019, although Jose Mourinho has improved it a little bit since taking the reins.
However, at St Mary’s, the Lilywhites put on another rather lackluster display.
It would be Southampton standout Danny Ings who once again fired Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side into the lead with 17 minutes on the clock vs Tottenham.
Spurs would end the tie with more possession, and they did have more attempts on target than the Saints, but the north London outfit never really looked very threatening on the day.
As a result of their defeat on Wednesday, Spurs are now six points adrift of 4th placed Chelsea, who drew with Brighton earlier in the day.
Highlights: Southampton 1-Tottenham 0
Mourinho on Kane
As well as losing ground on their top-four rivals, Spurs were also handed a big blow vs Southampton.
Harry Kane would put the ball into the Southampton net during the second 45, but it was ruled out for offside.
And, after he struck the ball for his offside goal, the Englishman then pulled up and had to be withdrawn.
75 – Harry is forced off:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 1, 2020
Jose Mourinho would give an update on Kane after proceedings had drawn to a close on Wednesday.
The Tottenham boss stated that it was a problem with Kane’s hamstring, but Mourinho was unable to go into much more detail than that:
“It is negative, hamstring is always negative. Is it a tear, is it a small thing, is it a contraction? At this moment I cannot say.” As quoted by football.london.
It has also been reported that Kane left Southampton on crutches:
#thfc Harry Kane leaving St. Mary’s on crutches.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) January 1, 2020