Crouch lifts lid on Mourinho phone call amid Tottenham’s striker injury crisis

Peter Crouch has lifted the lid on a hilarious phone call with Jose Mourinho, revealing that the Tottenham boss attempted to tempt him out of retirement.

Spurs star Son Heung-min has undergone surgery on a broken arm suffered in last weekend's 3-2 win against Aston Villa, where he scored two goals with the injury, and the forward could be out for the remainder of the season.

It is a massive blow to Spurs, who could be without Harry Kane for the rest of the season, given the fact Son has scored six goals in the last five games.

This week Mourinho claimed he was "not aware of the possibility" of being able to sign an emergency striker before joking that he could bring in retired former Tottenham star Crouch, much to the amusement of the assembled media at Tuesday's press conference.

Once Crouch became aware of Mourinho's comments, the legendary goalscorer took to Twitter to tease fans over a potential return.

And now he has revealed that he received a call from the boss on Tuesday, initially thinking it was wife Abbey who was at the BRIT Awards.

Writing in his column for The Daily Mail, Crouch said: "It was Tuesday afternoon when my phone began to ring and an unfamiliar number flashed up.

"I'd spent the early part of the day at home, watching the rolling news bulletins and had a laugh at Jose Mourinho's press conference.

"That was the last I thought of it, until my phone rang.

"Ordinarily, I would not have answered. The fact it was a FaceTime call, though, made things a bit different. My initial thought was that it was my wife Abbey, who had gone to the Brits.

"I assumed it was her showing me what she was going to wear for the ceremony. But when I answered, it wasn't Abbey staring back from the other end, it was Mourinho, sitting in his office with a glint in his eye."

So, what did the pair talk about?

On what Mourinho said to Crouch, the former England forward added: "'Are you ready, then?'

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