Tottenham boss Mourinho says hamstring victim Son will be out 'for a while' time but says he expects Alli to stay

JOSE MOURINHO said he expects Son Heung-Min to be “out for a while” after suffering a hamstring injury against Newcastle.

After scoring four goals last week against Southampton, Son hit the woodwork twice before being substituted for Steven Bergwijn at half-time during the controversial 1-1 draw.

Mourinho, 57, said: "It's an injury. We'll have him out for a while. It's his hamstring.”

Son – who has already netted six goals this season – will be assessed today in an attempt to determine the severity of the injury.

The game against Newcastle was Tottenham’s first of four matches within a week and Mourinho believes more of his players will pick up injuries due to their hectic schedule.

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Mourinho added: “This is just the first one. Tuesday another one, Thursday another one and Sunday a couple more. This is the respect Tottenham gets.”

Spurs face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday then Maccabi Hafia in a Europa League qualifier on Thursday before taking on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Mourinho also defended his decision to leave Dele Alli out of the matchday squad by explaining the 24-year-old will get minutes.

The Spurs boss said: “There are others waiting for the same minutes.

“It is an internal fight, fight between friends. Everyone will get chances to play.

And when asked whether Alli will still be a Tottenham player beyond the transfer window Mourinho responded: “I believe so.”

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