"I think this ball is [a] beach ball".
It is known that Jose Mourinho likes strikers that give their team an attacking front in matches.
Spurs next welcome Premier League leaders Liverpool to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday evening, before the FA Cup replay with Middlesbrough and a short league trip to take on Watford at Vicarage Road. As Middlesbrough is not a Premier League side, the Riverside Stadium is not equipped with this kind of technology.
In a VAR rarity, referee Michael Oliver used the pitch-side monitor to change a decision, sending off Palace mdifielder Luka Milivojevic after initially booking the Serb for kicking out at Derby midfielder Tom Huddlestone in the 63rd minute. In fact, he tried to play offside for Fletcher's goal, and it proved costly. If one team has to win, it has to be us because we had so many chances. In Mourinho's eyes, the reason was the lack of a proper striker. In addition to this, he said that Moura and Son played really well by being themselves.
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A drunk driver has ploughed into a group of young German tourists in northern Italy, killing six people and injuring 11 others. The others were transported to hospitals in the region. "It was a single group ... but not everyone knew each other", he said.
A new manager - particularly one appointed in the middle of the season - ought to be given time to instill his ideas and re-mould the team in his image, but is that what Tottenham are planning?
Mourinho is potentially in for a busy transfer window, with reported interest in Norwich's Max Aarons and Atletico Madrid's Thomas Lemar.
The last time that Saints played in the FA Cup Fourth-Round was in the 2017/18 season when they beat Watford before going on to the semi-finals at Wembley. According to the cup rules, if a match ends in a draw, a replay needs to be played.
A busy schedule is not the only problem for the London side.
Tottenham's first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is still struggling with fitness after being out for more than three months due to an elbow injury.
Spurs are veering into injury crisis territory, with Hugo Lloris, Danny Rose, Ben Davies and Tanguy Ndombele now out.