Here’s all the news from across Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium for the past 24 hours.
Mourinho’s drilling is counterproductive
Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho has been around for a long time and has made some strange statements along the way.
Most of the time, the Portuguese tactician supports what he says. After all, his introduction to the Premier League was to announce himself as the “special” before he led Chelsea to successive titles.
However, there was a strange occasion when Mourinho’s comments backfired in an amazing way. The last one was what he said about Arsenal nearly 17 years ago after a thrilling nine-goal game at the old White Hart Lane.
“Five Four is a hockey score, not a soccer ball,” The Portuguese coach said In response to Arsenal’s 5-4 win in the North London Derby at the start of the 2004/05 season.
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“In a three-on-three training match, if I get to 5-4, then I return the players to the locker room because they are not defending properly.
“So getting a result like this in an 11 vs 11 match is a shame.”
Strong words from Mourinho, but a bit embarrassing after his team lost exactly the same score to Everton in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday evening.
It was one of the main talking points before the Everton match Gareth Bale Absence from the tour lineup altogether.
Although Mourinho later revealed that an injury was the reason the Welshman had not made a trip to Merseyside and he also revealed why he was “ amazed by the 31-year-old.
“Well, I think it’s better for me to say. So we played against West Brom on Sunday and he didn’t play. On Monday I was a little surprised that he wanted to get a scan because he wasn’t comfortable with some muscle area,” Mourinho claimed After the defeat.
“So he did not train on Monday and then on Tuesday he trained with the team but I was informed that his desire would be to work with sport science for a few days to strengthen that area in which he does not feel comfortable. That is why he is not here.”
It remains to be seen if Bale will return to Tottenham Hotspur on the trip to Manchester, but the photo above appears to be a little contradictory to what Mourinho said.
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Triple injury Manchester City
Manchester City have three big injury doubts before facing Tottenham.
The current Premier League leaders beat Swansea City 3-1 in the FA Cup on Wednesday night, but did so without Robin Dias and so did Fernandinho.
To make matters worse, Rodri came out faltering in the second half and Pep Guardiola hopes the Spanish international will be available for selection on Saturday.
“I didn’t speak to him [Rodri] Guardiola said: “But the doctor didn’t tell me anything.” Evening Standard. “Hopefully he’s fit. We’ll see in the coming hours.”
Meanwhile, Guardiola has provided updates on Dias and Fernandinho, with the duo deemed questionable for visiting Tottenham.
“Robin had a fever,” he added. “He still has some stomach problems. That’s why he was unable to train yesterday.
“Fernandinho had some problems, some knocks in the quads and he was not able to come here to play.”