Tot­ten­ham don’t need to sign de­fend­ers in Jan­uary – Mour­inho

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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.”

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