Tottenham don’t need to sign defenders in January – Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has claimed he does not need to bring in defenders in this January transfer window - even though he does not expect Danny Rose to play again imminently.
Left-back Rose does not want to leave Spurs, but has not started a Premier League game since Mourinho took charge as the club’s manager.
The England defender had been a regular starter for his club beforehand but has not made their two most recent matchday squads.
“No, no,” said Mourinho when asked if he needed to recruit defensive options. “January, we have a little bit more time to work. And we work. We are going to try to improve.”
Asked how long Rose, who is reportedly injured, will be out for, Mourinho replied, “I don’t know how long. I would guess but maybe I’m wrong - a couple of weeks. But, honestly, I cannot tell you.
“We have (Harry) Winks and (Moussa) Sissoko back from suspension (against Southampton on New Year’s Day) - I don’t think we are going to have anyone back from injuries.”