Jos Mourinho Says Harry Kane 'Wouldn't Be So Special' Playing for Another Team

José Mourinho has said playing for Tottenham is what makes Harry Kane 'special', suggesting he would not have the influence he does now were he to leave the club at which he has made his name.

Kane is rapidly approaching 200 goals for the club he has served since youth level, but his sparse trophy cabinet - still yet to win a major honour as he turns 27 this year - has led to suggestions he must leave Spurs to fully realise his potential.

Mourinho, though, feels Kane would be at risk of becoming just another player, were he to leave the club who hold him in legendary regard.

"I think everyone thinks he's a fantastic player and Tottenham is so lucky to have him because he's the player, the person and the Tottenham boy," Mourinho told Sky Sports, after Kane's double helped them thrash Leicester.

"All this together makes him really a special player for us that probably wouldn't be so special playing for another team. He's really special for us, he's really special for Tottenham.

"Of course we want him to be happy and for him to be happy he wants victories, score goals, and I'm so happy after an incredibly difficult injury he's coming in the direction where he's going to end the season perfect.

"Hopefully the beginning of next season he will be even better."

Mourinho watched from the sidelines on Sunday as Kane took his tally to 23 for the season - an especially impressive feat when you consider he missed around four months of the campaign with injury. Having worked with Didier Drogba at Chelsea, the prolific duo of Diego Milito and Samuel Eto'o at Inter, Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid and Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, Mourinho went on to say that Kane is distinct even among that company.

"It's difficult for me to compare strikers, but I had almost in every club some of the best, and of course he's second to none.

"He's just different, different qualities. But as a striker, as a goalscorer, as a team player, as a leader, I think he is fantastic.

"It's difficult to make him any better. The better the team is, the better he can be. But it depends more on us, on the team than himself.

"He's an amazing professional, he works very well, he cannot work better than what he does during the week, he's a fantastic striker, I'm so happy and Tottenham are lucky to have him."

Source : 90min