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Mourinho leaves out Spurs stars Kane, Alli for Bayern Munich trip

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has left a host of senior players at home for Wednesday's clash with Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier are being rested, while Hugo Lloris (elbow), Michel Vorm (calf), Ben Davies (ankle), Harry Winks (ankle), Tanguy Ndombele (groin) and Erik Lamela (hamstring) are sidelined.

Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth, Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp, Ryan Sessegnon and Troy Parrott should all feature at the Allianz.

Meanwhile fringe first-team players Victor Wanyama, Giovanni Lo Celso and Christian Eriksen could win their first starts under Mourinho.

"I am not having the time to know all my players well, and this is a great opportunity for some of them to play, for some of them to show what they are capable of," Mourinho told a press conference.

"A player in competition is different to a player training. Some of my boys didn't have the chance to play many minutes in these five matches since I arrived.

"We are going to have an incredible number of fixtures until the new year and I think it is understandable that we are going to make a few changes and we are going to rest a few players and give opportunities to other players."

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