Having originally mastered the England striker out for the remainder of the season, the Portuguese is optimistic he may have the ability to play a small number of games.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is optimistic that he is going to see Harry Kane and Son Heung-min feature together for the club before the season is out.

England striker Kane underwent a hamstring performance in January following a ruptured tendon suffered against Southampton, and the prognosis was that he would struggle to play at all before the end of the season.

Mourinho, however, claims that the 26-year-old is making better progress than might have been expected given his injury.

“I would say he’s a little bit ahead of schedule,” the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid boss admitted at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Wolves. “It gives me a hope that rather than him being fit for a couple of matches, he might play three, four or even five.

“Just speculating a little, the feelings are great. He’s doing what he can do at this point but always with a fantastic feeling. Everything is going well.

“When he was hurt I said:’Forget him’, then I said:’One or two matches.’ At this time I have better hopes than that, hopefully that atmosphere is right and he will help us in the past couple of matches of this season.”

Tottenham’s problems are made particularly acute in assault because of the enforced lack of Son because of a broken arm, but Mourinho is also optimistic about the progress that the South Korea global has made lately.

“I can’t imagine when, but there’s a fantastic chance before the end of the year we’ve Sonny and Harry playing together,” he added.

Kane has been Tottenham’s key source of goals this year, with the forwards having netted 11 times in only 20 Premier League outings.

Son, meanwhile, has led nine times in 21 matches, meaning that Spurs are now without both leading marksmen.

Dele Alli is following on the charts with seven, although the initial type of January registering Steven Bergwijn has been encouraging, with the Dutchman having scored against Manchester City on his introduction.

Spurs are now sixth in the Premier League standings, one point behind Manchester United in fifth — the place that’s very likely to afford Champions League football next season if Manchester City are ineffective at a two-year ban appeal.