Jose Mourinho, the Tottenham Hotspur boss is no stranger to controversy, making tidal waves of drama with every word he utters, but few can have been more forthright than his statement yesterday, that, without Harry Kane, Spurs are nothing, and a bit of a one-man team.
The Portuguese, 46, was reacting to the news that Kane will be sidelined until April after a hamstring injury sustained at Southampton on New Year's Day, a huge blow to Spurs' top four aspirations.
Mourinho, is his purple anorak with 'JM' on it, said:
"Without Harry, we cannot play the way we normally play."
He went on:
"Harry is irreplaceable, even by AI, even by a robot like the Terminator."
Asked by a journalist if he thought that, in many respects, Spurs were a bit of a one-man team, he replied, tearfully:
"Well, there's only one Harry Kane. The rest of them just play around him."