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Mourinho admits Tottenham are on the edge after Son injury blow… but boss vows to get a grip

JOSE MOURINHO reckons Tottenham are hanging from the balcony as they fight to save their season.

Ahead of tonight’s Champions League last 16 first leg clash with RB Leipzig, Mourinho came up with a long “silly analogy” that David Brent would be proud of.

After seeing Son Heung-min join Harry Kane with a long-term injury, the Spurs boss compared his plight to being caught high up in a building with collapsed stairs.

He said: “Now we are with our arms on the balcony on the fourth floor and we have two options.

“One is to give up and fall and normally die because it’s the fourth floor.

“Another way is to fight with what we have - no stairs, but arms.”

Mourinho believes Tottenham's injury situation "couldn't be worse".

Son has been ruled out for the season after fracturing his arm in Sunday's 3-2 win over Aston Villa.

A club statement on Tuesday read: "Heung-Min Son is to undergo surgery this week...

"Following surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son’s rehabilitation with the player expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks."

Mourinho himself added: "I am not counting on Son playing again this season, in my mind no.

"We are going to miss him. The club wrote a nice statement. If I was the one to write the statement I would write different.

"The situation couldn't be worse. That is obvious. There is nothing we can do. We are going to play with the players we have available.

"I was worried about not having attacking options on the bench, now I don't have attacking options on the pitch."

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