“In some periods I was worried about not having attacking options on the bench, now it’s not having attacking options on the pitch,” said Mourinho.
“My thoughts are that Troy Parrott is not ready and Ryan Sessegnon is not a striker.”
Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann admitted Son’s absence will aid the Germans’ chances in their first ever Champions League knockout tie, but insisted it will not change his gameplan.
“It is a shame when a top player is missing from a game like this. It means there is one less great player,” said Nagelsmann, who played down comparisons to Mourinho despite being labelled “baby Mourinho” early in his coaching career.
“We prepared for Tottenham in detail, it doesn’t matter if Kane or Son don’t play.
“For Tottenham it would be better if they play but it is better for us if they don’t play.”