sport news Jose Mourinho insists Carlos Vinicius can play alongside star striker Harry Kane

'He can not just be the guy to cover him': Jose Mourinho insists Carlos Vinicius can play WITH star striker Harry Kane after starring in Europa League victory

By Pa Sport Staff

Published: 00:41 BST, 23 October 2020 | Updated: 00:42 BST, 23 October 2020

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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has promised more to come from striker Carlos Vinicius and even floated the prospect of him playing alongside Harry Kane.

The Brazilian was handed his debut in the Europa League Group J game against LASK and made a good impact, creating two goals in a 3-0 win in north London.

He set up goals in either half for Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min and would have opened his account had Andres Andrade not turned a Gareth Bale cross into his own goal.

Jose Mourinho says Carlos Vinicius can play alongside Tottenham's star striker Harry Kane

Jose Mourinho says Carlos Vinicius can play alongside Tottenham's star striker Harry Kane

Mourinho was enthused by his debut and says he can be more than just a deputy to Kane.

'He played well but he can do better,' Mourinho said. 'It is a bit of a shame still, it is not easy not to speak English so the adaption to the group, in spite of having amazing guys that try to make him feel well, is not easy.

'Different football, different way to play, to think, learning the way we press, learning the attacking movements.

'He is still in a learning process, Vinicius can be much more than this. But first match I am really happy, the only thing that was missing was a goal.

'But we can see he is much more than... he is not selfish, he is a good target man, he can even play with Harry Kane when his good period arrives.

The new signing put in an impressive debut performance with two assists against LASK

The new signing put in an impressive debut performance with two assists against LASK

Mourinho said Vinicius played well but has room to improve in his Tottenham outfit

Mourinho said Vinicius played well but has room to improve in his

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