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Kane was shocked by Mourinho’s departure

Fri 23 April 2021 | 16:55

Harry Kane says he supports Ryan Mason despite the great relationship with the sacked manager.

Harry Kane

says that he was surprised when he heard that


, who had a great relationship with, him was sacked.

The England international says that the players should be focused on the fixtures ahead of them and supports the interim manager

Ryan Mason


"I was surprised (by Mourinho's sacking) - I'll be totally honest,"

Kane said in his interview with

Sky Sports

. "I came in that morning and probably found out 5-10 minutes before it was announced.”

Kane insists that despite being shocked by the sacking of the Portuguese head coach, it is a normal incident in football, and the team must keep moving forward.

"A lot of the focus was on the Carabao Cup final and preparing for that but, look, it's football. I've been here now where a couple of managers have been sacked and, as a player now, I don't think you ever expect the boss to be sacked but it's part of the game, you have to deal with it.

"I had a great relationship with Jose, I wish him all the best for whatever his next job is, but he knows as we know football can be cut-throat and we just have to look forward. We have a big final to prepare for now and we're looking forward to that.”

Kane has also commented on Ryan Mason’s potential and says that it could be an opportunity for him to prove his abilities.

"Ryan's been great. It's obviously been strange for him, a bit of a rollercoaster coming in late notice and taking on the job. I thought he's done incredibly well; how he's handled the whole situation, how he's handled the boys and obviously getting his first win against Southampton was a massive moment.

"It's given everyone a buzz going into the cup final. Me and Ryan are good mates, we've known each other a long time, on and off the field we are really close.

"I'm buzzing for him to have this opportunity and to have the experience to manage one of the best clubs in the world. Hopefully we can try and win on Sunday and experience a truly special moment together."

source: SportMob