Please Wait . . .

Premier League season was 'wrong' before it even started, says Tottenham manager Mourinho
Mode Gelap
Liga Teratas

Premier League season was 'wrong' before it even started, says Tottenham manager Mourinho

01-Jan-2021, 10:55 pm

Mourinho Tottenham 2020

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has claimed that the 2020-21 Premier League season has been “wrong” since before a ball had been kicked, citing unfairness in the fact that both Manchester teams began their campaigns with a game in hand.

Coupled with that, European duties saw Manchester United and Manchester City return late for the already delayed 2020-21 campaign and Mourinho believes that having an additional game to play meant the season was already in disarray before it had even started.

“It's a special season with special circumstances,” the Spurs boss told a press conference on Friday. “We have to say it's going to be fair because if not it's better not to be involved. I believe that even from before the season started, it started immediately in the wrong way. Because to start the season with two clubs having a match in hand, it's immediately a wrong start.

“The season started in September and only in the last week of December we were informed about when these two matches were going to be played. Now it's about many other matches, or a few more. There are lots of things that are not right, but it is what it is, it's what it's possible to have. When you say it's fair or not fair, we have to say it's fair.”

Another of Mourinho's gripes was the fact that his team's recent match against covid-hit Fulham was postponed less than three hours before kick-off, a decision that the Portuguese has labelled “unprofessional” due to the tardy manner in which it was handled having an affect on his players.

“ I don't want to speak too much about it,” he said. “Just to say I felt unprofessional, but that is the way it was. We were preparing ourselves for that match and of course we didn't play and that is disruptive of what is a week of work.

“The training sessions before that would be different if we weren't going to play that game. People can think it was good for me that there was no game, but only good for me if I knew there was no game because then I could have had a different cycle in the training sessions.

“Not to play and not to train like we would have liked in the days before does not help.”

Turning his attention to the January transfer window, Mourinho admitted that he does not expect any business to be done as teams across the world struggle to make ends meet following the financial instability caused by the pandemic.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Lionel Messi Barcelona 2020-21

Barcelona vs Elche Betting Tips: Late...

Ronald Koeman's Barcelona side welcome Elche to Camp Nou on Wednesday in a re...
Benzema Real Madrid 2021

Atalanta vs Real Madrid Betting Tips:...

Real Madrid travel to Bergamo to face Atalanta on Wednesday evening in the fi...
Lucas Moura Gareth Bale Tottenham 2020-21

Tottenham vs Wolfsberger Betting Tips...

Tottenham will be looking to ease into the Europa League last-16 when they we...
Rodri Manchester City 2020-21

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Mancheste...

Manchester City will be aiming to take their record-breaking winning streak i...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool 2020-21

Premier League Betting: Liverpool odd...

A first derby defeat in over a decade dealt Liverpool yet another crushing bl...

Transfer

Crystal Dunn Lindsey Horan 2020-21

USWNT stars Horan and Dunn sign for N...

Midfielders Lindsey Horan and Crystal Dunn, both currently competing for the ...
Lucas Digne Everton 2020-21

Digne signs new deal at Everton until...

Lucas Digne has signed a new contract at Everton which will keep the left-bac...
Juan Mata Manchester United 2020-21

Solskjaer gives update on Mata's Man ...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not surprised that clubs are interested in signing Ma...
Jorge Sampaoli Marcelo Bielsa GFX

Better than Bielsa? Firebrand Sampaol...

Old habits, it would seem, die hard for Jorge Sampaoli.On Sunday, in his last...
Erling Haaland Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Man Utd Dortmund GFX

Solskjaer reveals Haaland contact ami...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted he is still in contact with Erling Haaland and ...
image-top-scroll
`