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Jose Mourinho Gives Update On Pierre-emile Hojbjerg Injury
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Jose Mourinho Gives Update On Pierre-emile Hojbjerg Injury

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has given an update on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's injury following the nasty tackle he was subject to during Spurs Semi-final clash against Brentford last night. Spurs secured a place in the final thanks to goals from Moussa Sissoko and Heung-min Son in an entertaining encounter at the Tottenham stadium. However, the highlight of the night was Josh Dasilva's tackle on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the closing minutes of the cup tie. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was left with a broken Shin-pad and bloody leg. Josh Dasilva was later red-carded by referee Mike Dean following a check on VAR. Mourinho responded by replacing the Denmark international with Japhet Tanganga. During Mourinho's post-match press conference, the former Manchester United coach gave an updat...
Jose Mourinho Had To Physically Stop Pierre-Emile Højbjerg From Going Back On The Pitch After Nasty Leg Injury
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Jose Mourinho Had To Physically Stop Pierre-Emile Højbjerg From Going Back On The Pitch After Nasty Leg Injury

  Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg had to be stopped from entering the field of play by his own manager after he suffered a nasty-looking leg injury with just minutes remaining. In the club's Carabao Cup semi-final win over Brentford on Tuesday night, where Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min helped Jose Mourinho's side to a rare Wembley final, the Danish ball-winning midfielder was on the receiving end of a horror challenge from Josh Dasilva. With his stoods up, Dasilva connected with Højbjerg's shin as those around the Tottenham Hotspur stadium gasped when replays were shown on the screen. The Brenford player was eventually given a red card for his lunging tackle after referee Mike Dean reviewed the incident on VAR and Højbjerg, standing with blood pouring down hi...
Mourinho congratulates Arteta for ‘tough match’ as Tottenham beat Arsenal in derby
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Mourinho congratulates Arteta for ‘tough match’ as Tottenham beat Arsenal in derby

The home side returned to the top of the Premier League after beating their city rivals but the coach says it was anything but an easy win Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said Arsenal made it difficult for his side as they won 2-0 in the north London derby on Sunday, and congratulated Gunners counterpart Mikel Arteta after the match. Spurs took the lead just 13 minutes into the Premier League clash when Son Heung-min smashed home from outside the box. Harry Kane doubled his side's lead when he ran onto a pass from Son and put it past Bernd Leno in first-half stoppage time.
Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: Kane and Son seal north London bragging rights to send Spurs top
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Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: Kane and Son seal north London bragging rights to send Spurs top

Jose Mourinho masterminded a second north London derby win as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min sent Tottenham to the top of the Premier League. Harry Kane became the leading scorer in north London derby history and reached 250 career goals as he helped Tottenham to a 2-0 victory over Arsenal. Jose Mourinho's side returned to the Premier League summit in style on Sunday, with Kane's strike in first-half stoppage time putting them two goals ahead at the culmination of a superb counter-attack. Son Heung-min teed up Kane's landmark goal – the England captain's 11th against Arsenal – with the South Korea star having opened the scoring with a sensational 13th-minute effort.
‘Very interesting!’ – Arteta savours Mourinho insights from Tottenham documentary
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‘Very interesting!’ – Arteta savours Mourinho insights from Tottenham documentary

The Spanish coach kept a close eye on the Spurs manager when he watched the all-access TV series Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta says he has learned from Jose Mourinho after watching his Tottenham counterpart in the team's documentary series. Spurs were the focus of an Amazon series which followed them throughout the 2019-20 campaign and was released this year. Arteta confirmed that he has watched the show and gained some insight from the successful coach ahead of their clash on Sunday.
My Unbeaten Arsenal Record Means Nothing — Mourinho
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My Unbeaten Arsenal Record Means Nothing — Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says his 100 per cent managerial home record against Arsenal means nothing as his Tottenham side prepare to face their North London rivals on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. The Spurs boss has hosted Arsenal a total of 10 times as manager of Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham and has never tasted defeat, winning six and drawing four of those encounters. But Mourinho is wary of any such stats, believing they are to be broken and even citing his previous hoodoo away to Newcastle United (failing to win in seven attempts) before smashing that record with a 3-1 victory at the end of last season. “It means nothing for this game, it’s history and that’s it, I don’t really care” Mourinho said. “When I went to Newcastle the last time, the question was that I had neve...
‘Our Dressing Room Is Not Happy’ – Mourinho Reacts To Draw With Chelsea
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‘Our Dressing Room Is Not Happy’ – Mourinho Reacts To Draw With Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has reacted after his team, Tottenham played out a dour 0-0 draw with his former club, Chelsea, on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Frank Lampard squared off against his mentor, Jose Mourinho, but surprisingly the very tactical game ended without any goals. Young British-Nigerian striker, Tammy Abraham missed three scoring opportunities in the second half before Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud saw late efforts saved by Tottenham's Hugo Lloris. Both teams seen as genuine title contenders seemed more content with a draw as Chelsea rarely threatened while in-form Spurs produced a hallmark Jose Mourinho defensive display. The result means this is the first time Totrenham will drop points away from home this season, but the result was enough to move them above reigning ch...
‘That’s So Reactionary’ – Lampard Denies Mourinho Decline
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‘That’s So Reactionary’ – Lampard Denies Mourinho Decline

The Blues boss has defended his former mentor against criticisms from pundits who have said that he may be losing his edge Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has come to the defence of his former mentor Jose Mourinho ahead of the top of the table with Tottenham on Sunday. Mourinho has faced increasing scrutiny over his tactics and his style of man management, but his Spurs side have answered the critics in recent weeks. In his first spell at Chelsea, Mourinho helped develop Lampard into a world class player which allowed him to become the club's all-time leading scorer with 211 goals. Lampard believes Mourinho remains a top manager even after a difficult end of his second spell with Chelsea and problems during his time at Manchester United. "Of course he is [still a top manag...
Mourinho reveals Maradona calls as he pays tribute to Argentina legend
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Mourinho reveals Maradona calls as he pays tribute to Argentina legend

The Portuguese tactician will miss the phone calls he received from the Argentine hero after bad results Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says he will miss receiving phone calls from Diego Maradona that were made to lift his spirits after losing matches. The football world is in mourning after the passing of the iconic former player this week. Tributes have flown in from across the world after it was confirmed on Wednesday that the Argentina, Napoli and Boca Juniors hero suffered a fatal heart attack on Wednesday.
Ludogorets 1-3 Tottenham: Kane scores 200th goal in routine win
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Ludogorets 1-3 Tottenham: Kane scores 200th goal in routine win

Harry Kane scored one and set up another in his 45 minutes on the pitch against Ludogorets, reaching 200 Tottenham goals in the process. Harry Kane scored his 200th Tottenham goal in a comfortable 3-1 Europa League victory over Ludogorets at the Huvepharma Arena on Thursday. Captaining the team on his 300th appearance in all competitions, Kane became the third Spurs player to score a double century of goals when he headed in Lucas Moura's corner in the 13th minute. The England international and Lucas then reversed roles for the latter to double the scoring after the half-hour mark, with Jose Mourinho's decision to make seven changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Royal Antwerp in their previous Group J outing paying dividends.
Spanish Media Have Reacted To Gareth Bale’s Winner For Tottenham Hotspur Vs Brighton
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Spanish Media Have Reacted To Gareth Bale’s Winner For Tottenham Hotspur Vs Brighton

Gareth Bale's winner for Tottenham Hotspur vs Brighton has prompted a reaction from the Spanish media. Bale came off the bench on Sunday evening and nodded the winner to send Spurs to second in the Premier League. It's his first goal for Spurs since returning on a season-long loan from Real Madrid and it'll come as no surprise that newspapers in Spain are interested in the Welshman. He was assisted by Sergio Reguilon, who also joined Spurs from Madrid in the summer, and Marca were quick to point out they never combined for a goal in the Spanish capital. "The connection between two former Madrid players may have made some fans question [Zinedine] Zidane's odd decision [to let them leave]" said they stated per Daily Mail. Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo said Bale was the hero and...
Jose Mourinho Furiously Rips Into Spurs Team After Royal Antwerp Defeat
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Jose Mourinho Furiously Rips Into Spurs Team After Royal Antwerp Defeat

    Jose Mourinho slammed his Tottenham team following their 1-0 defeat to Royal Antwerp, claiming he now has "easy choices" when naming his side. Spurs lost 1-0 to Antwerp in the Europa League as Mourinho made wholesale changes, drafting in the likes of Dele Alii and Gareth Bale. But Dele and Bale failed to complete 90 minutes as the Englishman was replaced at the break while the Welshman lasted just 58 minutes. That's the second time the midfielder has been substituted at half-time as he failed to take his chance to impress Mourinho. And speaking after the game, the Portuguese manager pulled no punches during a scathing rant. When asked about Dele's performance, he replied: "I don't want to analyse individually. "It's fair to say that players with bad pe...
Neymar limps off with injury during PSG’s Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir
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Neymar limps off with injury during PSG’s Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir

The winger lasted just 26 minutes in his side's second group stage match before being replaced by Pablo Sarabia Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was forced out of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Istanbul Basaksehir as the Brazilian star limped off with an injury. Neymar was forced off inside half an hour in Instanbul with match still scoreless as PSG faced the Turkish side in the second match of the group stage The winger was forced out after 26 minutes, having previously come off the pitch a few minutes earlier due to an apparent injury.
Bale ‘improving a lot’ ahead of Europa League start for Spurs
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Bale ‘improving a lot’ ahead of Europa League start for Spurs

Jose Mourinho started the Welshman in last week's win over LASK and he is set to play from the off again on Thursday Gareth Bale's fitness is "improving a lot" as the Welshman prepares to make his second start of the season for Tottenham in the Europa League. Bale started for the first time since returning to the Premier League club in the 3-0 win over LASK last week. The 31-year-old has been eased back into first-team duties following his return to north London on a loan move from Real Madrid agreed in the summer transfer window.
‘No space for prima donnas at Tottenham’ – Mourinho hails Kane’s team spirit
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‘No space for prima donnas at Tottenham’ – Mourinho hails Kane’s team spirit

The England star was crucial at both ends of the pitch as his side climbed to fifth in the Premier League with a win at Burnley on Monday Jose Mourinho has warned that he will not tolerate "prima donnas" at Tottenham as he held Harry Kane up as a model professional. Spurs stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions when they beat Burnley 1-0 on Monday. Before he provided the assist for Son Heung-min's decisive goal, Kane prevented Burnley from scoring in the second half when he cleared a James Tarkowski effort off the line.
‘Mourinho is misunderstood’ – Son says Tottenham manager’s ‘winning mentality’ can bring success
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‘Mourinho is misunderstood’ – Son says Tottenham manager’s ‘winning mentality’ can bring success

 The Portuguese is approaching a year in charge of Spurs and the South Korea international has been impressed by the impact he has made Son Heung-min believes Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has been misunderstood over the course of his career, and admitted he was 'amazed' when he got the chance to work with one of the game's ultimate winners for the first time last year. Speaking to Goal at an Amazon Prime event to promote the All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur documentary, South Korea international Son insisted Mourinho's reputation for falling out with players has not been in evidence in his first year as Spurs boss. The documentary showed the former Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager being brutally honest with his players at times, yet Son suggests...
I Feel Like I’m In Kindergarten Dealing With Mourinho – Wenger
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I Feel Like I’m In Kindergarten Dealing With Mourinho – Wenger

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has responded to Jose Mourinho's comments about his autobiography, where Mourinho was conspicuously omitted.   Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 and won three premier league titles along with numerous other major honours in a 20 year career at the club.   After leaving Arsenal in 2018, the 70-year-old Wenger released his autobiography My Life in Red and White earlier this month, detailing his long tenure with the club among other things.   In the book he spoke about his famed rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson, but avoided talking about Mourinho with whom he had a frosty relationship with.   Quizzed earlier in the week about his absence from the pages, Mourinho sa...
‘He’s Not Going To Sleep Very Well!’ – Mourinho Sympathises With Solskjaer
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‘He’s Not Going To Sleep Very Well!’ – Mourinho Sympathises With Solskjaer

The former Red Devils manager knows the pain of a heavy defeat and believes his counterpart is in for a rough night Jose Mourinho has stated that he does not believe Tottenham's demolition of Manchester United will "destroy" Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad, but the former Red Devils boss did profess his sympathy for his successor after their 6-1 mauling. Spurs ran rampant over a 10-man Red Devils side at Old Trafford in Sunday's Premier League clash, with doubles for Son Heung-min and Harry Kane helping to deal the damage on an often woeful performance from the hosts. Despite an early Bruno Fernandes penalty handing them a second-minute lead, United capitulated at the back in dramatic fashion, with further goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier helping to cement a famous vic...
Tottenham Complete Loan Signing Of Vinicius From Benfica
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Tottenham Complete Loan Signing Of Vinicius From Benfica

Tottenham have completed the signing of 25-year-old Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius on a season-long loan deal from Benfica. As reported by Goal on Thursday, the deal contains an option for Spurs to sign him outright for £41 million ($53m) at the end of the season. Spurs will pay an initial loan fee of €3m, which would be deducted from the final price if Jose Mourinho decides to make his move permanent. *Vinicius was the joint-top goalscorer in the Primeira Liga in 2019-20, scoring 24 goals in 47 games in all competitions. Last season was a breakthrough campaign for him, after being signed from Napoli for €16m (£15m/$19m) following loan spells at Rio Ave and Monaco. Mourinho will be hoping Vinicius can provide competition and a much-needed rotation option for Harry Kane. Previou...
Mourinho Takes Swipe At Victor Osimhen For Refusing To Join Tottenham
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Mourinho Takes Swipe At Victor Osimhen For Refusing To Join Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has taken a swipe at Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen, for rejecting a move to the club because he does not want to compete with Harry Kane for a spot. Osimhen eventually joined Napoli from Lille this summer. But his agent, Ariyo Igbayiola, had admitted that he held talks with Mourinho before completing the transfer to Serie A. Igbayiola says he informed Spurs that Osimhen will only join if Kane leaves the club. However, speaking on the lack of attacking options in his squad, Mourinho said he will not sign a striker who is afraid to compete with Kane. “The point is not me convincing the striker, it’s the striker convincing me. “And if the striker is afraid to come to Tottenham and the striker is afraid of competition, then I don’t...
Jose Mourinho Is The Fourth Most Likely Premier League Manager To Be Sacked First
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Jose Mourinho Is The Fourth Most Likely Premier League Manager To Be Sacked First

Jose Mourinho is the fourth most likely manager to be sacked first this season after Tottenham Hotspur's opening day defeat. Spurs lost 1-0 to Everton on Sunday afternoon as Dominic Calvert-Lewin's header condemned Mourinho to his first opening day loss in the Premier League. While there is plenty of time for the 'Special One' to turn it around, Oddschecker have revealed he currently sits at 33/1 to get the sack. The most likely is West Ham United boss David Moyes, who oversaw a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday evening. Check out the full odds for every Premier League manager per GIVEMESPORT: 20. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) - 100/1 19. Chris Wilder (Sheffield United) - 35/1 18. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) - 35/1 17. Carlo Ancelotti (Everton) - 33/1 16. Ole Gu...
Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho
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Dier says he signed new Tottenham contract because of Mourinho

The England international is looking forward to continuing to work with the Portuguese boss amid long-term plans to change his role in the team Tottenham star Eric Dier has revealed that his biggest motivation for signing a new contract with the club was manager Jose Mourinho. The England international, who arrived at Spurs in 2014 from Sporting CP, penned a new deal in July that will see him through with the Londoners until June 2024. The 26-year-old was “excited” to do so because of his relationship with the Portuguese boss, who is willing to allow him to develop his game in the manner he believes is best.
Matt Doherty In For Spurs’ Medical As Diego Costa Set To Reunites With Mourinho
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Matt Doherty In For Spurs’ Medical As Diego Costa Set To Reunites With Mourinho

Matt Doherty is expected to undergo Tottenham medical as Jose Mourinho side are in top gear to bolster their team ahead of the 2020/2021 Premier League campaign. Having defeated Reading on Friday in the pre-season as they continue their preparations for the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, Spurs are looking for major improvements after finishing sixth last term in the league and failing to qualify for the Champions League. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg became Tottenham’s first signing of the summer but the club are about to land their second this weekend. Matt Doherty ‘s medical at Tottenham is set for today as the 28-year-old moves a step close to his transfer switch from Wolves. Spurs and Wolves have already agreed terms and he will undergo final checks today ahead of the move. ...
Mourinho praises Levy for ‘amazing’ Tottenham signings
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Mourinho praises Levy for ‘amazing’ Tottenham signings

The Spurs coach thanked one of the club's bosses for getting two deals done prior to the start of pre-season Jose Mourinho has praised the work of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in securing the "amazing" signings of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart. The duo made their Spurs debuts on Saturday in a 3-0 friendly win over Ipswich Town with Hojbjerg playing 63 minutes and Hart playing the entire second-half.  Hojbjerg was a £15 million ($19m) signing from Southampton, while Hart arrived as a free agent after departing Burnley. 
Joe Hart has completed a free move to Tottenham after agreeing two-year deal
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Joe Hart has completed a free move to Tottenham after agreeing two-year deal

Joe Hart has completed his shock move to Tottenham as cover for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The former England international underwent medical tests on Monday and has signed a two-year contract on around £50,000 a week as Jose Mourinho adds experience to his squad. Sportsmail revealed on Monday that Hart was set to seal his switch to the capital today, which the 33-year-old hinting the move was imminent as he wrote 'big day' in an Instagram story.
Mourinho Gives Reason Next Season will be Different For Tottenham
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Mourinho Gives Reason Next Season will be Different For Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has disclosed that next season would be different for his team because Spurs are going to make some changes in their squad. The Portuguese also explained that Tottenham’s next season would not be so full of negative episodes like the current 2019/20 campaign because he would start working from day one. Mourinho said this following Tottenham’s Premier League 2-1 victory against Arsenal on Sunday. Mourinho’s men defeated the Gunners at home, thanks to two goals from Son Heung-min and Toby Alderweireld. Alexandre Lacazette did score for Mikel Arteta’s side. Speaking after the game, Mourinho told Football London: “Next season is going to be different from this one. “[I am optimistic] because I start working from day one, be...
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Jose Mourinho Reacts to 2-1 Victory
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Jose Mourinho Reacts to 2-1 Victory

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to his side’s 2-1 victory against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for Mikel Arteta’s men in the first half before Son Heung-min equalised for Spurs two minutes later. Toby Alderweireld then scored a late second-half goal to give Mourinho’s men all three points against the Gunners. Mourinho said his players did everything he asked them tactically and emotionally. He also said that he was proud of his player’s performances against the visitors, adding that they now need to fight for the Europa League spot. “The way the match was, everybody forgot that [about the less time to prepare],” Mourinho told a post-match press conference after the game. “They did...
Jose Mourinho Speaks on Tottenham Finishing Above Arsenal after 2-1 win
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Jose Mourinho Speaks on Tottenham Finishing Above Arsenal after 2-1 win

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has said he is not bothered about his side finishing above Arsenal this season. Mourinho was speaking after a 2-1 win over the Gunners on Sunday. “That’s a fan view. I have to be more ambitious than that. “I can even be a bit selfish and say that if the Championship started when I arrived here. Despite all the problems after then, we will probably be fourth or fifth on the table. “But I don’t want to see it from a fan’s view or be selfish. I want to qualify for the Europa League,” he told reporters. Alexandre Lacazette’s opener was cancelled out by Heung-Min Son, before Toby Aldeweireld headed in the winner. Spurs now have 52 points, two more their North London rivals.
Mourinho still ‘world class’, says Arsenal coach Arteta
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Mourinho still ‘world class’, says Arsenal coach Arteta

Arsenal take on Tottenham in the north London derby on Sunday sitting one place above their rivals in the Premier League Mikel Arteta says Jose Mourinho is still a world-class manager as he prepares to face the Portuguese coach in his first north London derby on Sunday. Arsenal go into the game one point above Tottenham in the Premier League after Mourinho’s side were held to a 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Thursday night. Spurs failed to muster a single shot on target during the dour stalemate and there are some who are beginning to question the direction the club is heading in under Mourinho.
‘He wasn’t my first option’ – Spurs boss Mourinho delighted with Bergwijn after initially not wanting to sign winger
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‘He wasn’t my first option’ – Spurs boss Mourinho delighted with Bergwijn after initially not wanting to sign winger

The Dutchman scored his third Tottenham goal on Friday and his manager is pleased to have the forward in his squad Jose Mourinho admits Steven Bergwijn was not his first-choice option in the January window but is delighted with the winger's impact since joining Tottenham. The Netherlands international opened the scoring in Friday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United to make it three goals in eight appearances for the London side. Bergwijn has added an extra dimension to Spurs' attack and Mourinho is pleased the club pushed ahead with the signing, even if the left-sided attacker was not his primary target.
‘I had Drogba, Benzema and Zlatan, so Kane has no problem!’ – Mourinho defends striker record
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‘I had Drogba, Benzema and Zlatan, so Kane has no problem!’ – Mourinho defends striker record

The Portuguese boss has responded to Arsenal legend Paul Merson's suggestion that he doesn't get the best out of his centre-forwards Jose Mourinho has defended his record with strikers ahead of Tottenham's clash with West Ham on Tuesday, insisting "Harry Kane has no problem" given his previous experience with the likes of Didier Drogba, Karim Benzema and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Arsenal legend Paul Merson expressed his belief that Mourinho's preferred playing style could force Kane to consider his future at Spurs during his latest column for Sky Sports. After analysing the England international's subdued performance during Friday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United, the former Gunners midfielder said: "I think he'll have a serious think at the end of the season. I don't see him getting 2...
Rooney reveals he advised Man Utd to sign Gueye a month after re-joining Everton
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Rooney reveals he advised Man Utd to sign Gueye a month after re-joining Everton

The Red Devils all-time record scorer recalls being blown away by the Toffees midfielder's talents upon his return to Goodison Park Wayne Rooney has revealed that he advised Manchester United to sign Idrissa Gueye a month after re-joining Everton. Rooney began his career at Everton before moving to United in 2004, and went on to win 16 major trophies at Old Trafford, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League. The former England international made his way back to Goodison Park on a free transfer in the summer of 2017, having been deemed surplus to requirements by then Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho Blasts VAR after Tottenham’s 1-1 Draw with Man Utd
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Mourinho Blasts VAR after Tottenham’s 1-1 Draw with Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has lashed out at the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), following their 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Friday. Steven Bergwijn gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the first half, after David De Gea failed to keep out his powerful shot. However, United levelled from the spot through Bruno Fernandes, after Paul Pogba was fouled in the area by Eric Dier. Referee Jon Moss awarded the Red Devils a late penalty, but VAR overruled the call. “I am unhappy with the VAR, not the referee on the first, the referee can make a mistake but VAR is there to do the job. “In the second I am unhappy with Jon Moss because he did not give the free kick leading up to it and then gave a penalty. In this case, the VAR gave the truth,” Mourinho told Sky Spo...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho Congratulates Marcus Rashford
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho Congratulates Marcus Rashford

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has congratulated Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford for his successful free school meals campaign ahead of both side’s Premier League clash on Friday night. Rashford’s campaign for children in England to receive free school meals outside of term period amid the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a U-turn from the UK Government earlier this week. The 22-year-old England international made a personal plea, as well as an open letter to British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Around 1.3 million school children in England will now benefit as a result of the new decision. Reacting to the development, Mourinho, who coached Rashford during his time at Old Trafford, heaped praises on the forward, adding that he...
What Mourinho said about Bruno Fernandes ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd clash
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What Mourinho said about Bruno Fernandes ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd clash

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has hailed Bruno Fernandes’ impact at Manchester United since his arrival. The Red Devils sealed a deal for Fernandes in January transfer window. Since then, the midfielder has scored three times for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side and laid on a number of assists. Mourinho welcomes United in a Premier League clash on Friday night. Addressing the media today ahead of the game, he said about his compatriot: “He’s a good player, he plays in a good team in a big club. And normally good players, sooner or later, they adapt and they perform. “In this case he arrived and he found the team also in a good period, a good period of results. I think he’s doing very well.”
‘I don’t think he deserves a ban’ – Spurs boss Mourinho unhappy with Alli suspension
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‘I don’t think he deserves a ban’ – Spurs boss Mourinho unhappy with Alli suspension

The midfielder has paid the price for an "extremely poorly judged joke", but his manager says others behaved worse during the Covid-19 lockdown Jose Mourinho is frustrated he cannot call on Dele Alli for Tottenham's big clash with Manchester United on Friday. England midfielder Alli must serve a one-match ban for a racially insensitive social media post he made in February, forcing him to miss Spurs' first game since the Premier League returned. A video on Snapchat showed Alli in an airport mocking an Asian man in reference to coronavirus, before the lockdown. Alli said he videoed the man because he was coughing, not because of his ethnicity and admitted he made an "extremely poorly judged joke".
Mourinho Mocks Solskjaer Ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd Clash
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Mourinho Mocks Solskjaer Ahead of Tottenham vs Man Utd Clash

Tottenham Hotspur coach, Jose Mourinho, seems to have added fuel to fire ahead of their first game back against his former club Manchester United, by delivering a damning assessment of rival manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. According to The Athletic, Mourinho has said the Norwegian is out of his depth at United. Solskjaer replaced Mourinho at Old Trafford in December 2018. Since then Solskjaer has overcome a difficult spell to rejuvenate his United squad, while Mourinho has struggled to hit the ground running with Spurs. United have already beaten Tottenham once this season, winning 2-1 at Old Trafford before Christmas. Solskjaer’s men are also four points ahead on the Premier League table and a win on Friday would stretch their lead and al...
Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are over if they fail to beat Manchester United, says Sherwood
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Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are over if they fail to beat Manchester United, says Sherwood

The former Spurs manager says there will be no margin for error for his old club when they play host to the Red Devils next week Tottenham's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League will be over if they fail to beat Manchester United on June 19, according to Tim Sherwood. Spurs endured a miserable six-game winless run before the 2019-20 season was temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. Jose Mourinho's men exited Europe and the FA Cup during that period, while also slipping to eighth in the Premier League standings.
Four Players Mourinho Wants to Leave Tottenham Hotspur Revealed
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Four Players Mourinho Wants to Leave Tottenham Hotspur Revealed

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, is reportedly ready to sell four (4) players, to help fund a summer rebuild, according to The Times. The players are Kyle Walker-Peters, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, and Serge Aurier. Tottenham is keen to fund a move for £35 million Southampton midfielder, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this summer’s transfer window. Mourinho is eager to bolster his midfield this summer following the departure of Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan last January. However, Walker-Peters is currently on loan at Southampton. Rose is also on loan at Newcastle United, while Dier and Aurier are not on loans. Tottenham will host Manchester United on June 19 in the Premier League after almost three months of suspending the English top-flight league due to the COVID...
‘Fred is one of the great stories of Man Utd’s season’ – Schmeichel hails Brazilian midfielder
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‘Fred is one of the great stories of Man Utd’s season’ – Schmeichel hails Brazilian midfielder

A former Old Trafford favourite has talked up the impact of a midfielder who has blossomed after a slow start to his career in English football Peter Schmeichel has described Fred as "one of the great stories" of Manchester United's season, while insisting the Brazilian has been "instrumental" in the club's recent revival. Fred arrived at Old Trafford from Shakhtar Donetsk for a fee of £52 million ($62m) in the summer of 2018, and was initially hailed as the man to add "another dimension" to United's midfield by Jose Mourinho. The 27-year-old failed to hit the ground running in Manchester, however, and quickly fell down the squad pecking order amid persistent form and fitness issues.
7 Players Lampard wants to Leave Chelsea Revealed
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7 Players Lampard wants to Leave Chelsea Revealed

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, is reportedly ready to sell seven (7) players, to help fund a summer rebuild, according to Mirror UK. The players are Pedro, Willian, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Kurt Zouma, Ross Barkley, and Michy Batshuayi. Chelsea are keen to fund a move for RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner transfer and two more signings this summer’s transfer window. The Blues are already favourite to land Werner at the end of the season. The West London club is also interested in Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell, and Sassuolo’s Jeremie Boga as Lampard looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season. However, Pedro is keen to leave Stamford Bridge. AS Roma are in pole position to sign the former Barcelona winger. Willian is also set to part company...
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Modric Reveals how Mourinho Almost Made Cristiano Ronaldo Cry

Real Madrid ace, Luka Modric has revealed how Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, almost made Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo cry during their time together at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Croatian international also disclosed that both Mourinho and Ronaldo nearly engaged in a real physical fight. Modric and Ronaldo were teammates together at Real Madrid for six years. The pair played under Mourinho at the Los Blancos, before Ronaldo left the La Liga giants in 2018 for Juventus. “I was surprised by Mourinho’s reaction. We were winning 2-0 in the Copa del Rey,” Modric wrote in his biography ‘My Game’. “Ronaldo did not chase the rivals on his throw-in, and Jose was furious with Cristiano. “The two fought for a long time on the field. After re...
Ex-Chelsea Striker, Diego Costa Handed 6-month Prison Sentence and Slapped with £482k Fine by Spanish Authorities in Tax Fraud Case
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Ex-Chelsea Striker, Diego Costa Handed 6-month Prison Sentence and Slapped with £482k Fine by Spanish Authorities in Tax Fraud Case

Former Chelsea striker, Diego Costa made an appearance at a Madrid court on Thursday to ratify a deal he made with Spanish prosecutors to resolve a tax fraud case against him. According to AS, Costa was handed a six-month prison sentence, which he will not serve, and a total fine of €543,000 (£482,000) after the Atletico Madrid striker defrauded the Spanish state of more than €1m (£900,000) in 2014. In a court filing published last month, the 31-year-old did not declare payments of just over €5m (£4.4m) from his 2014 transfer from Atletico to Chelsea in his tax return, as well as more than €1m (£900,000) in image rights. Due to the fact that Spanish law allows penal sentences below two years for non-violent crimes to be exchanged for a financial penalty, Costa agreed to pa...
Tottenham Board Gives Mourinho Condition to Sign Willian from Chelsea
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Tottenham Board Gives Mourinho Condition to Sign Willian from Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur board have told manager, Jose Mourinho, that he must first sell one of his attacking players if he wants to sign Chelsea’s Willian this summer’s transfer window, according to the Daily Star. Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, believes Mourinho has enough options in the wings and will not sanction a move for Willian. The newspaper also reports that Mourinho may likely sell Erik Lamela to accommodate Willian’s arrival this summer. Mourinho coached Willian during his time at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese gaffer is keen to work with the Brazilian international again. Willian’s contract at Chelsea will expire at the end of next month.
Cesc Fabregas Explains How Mourinho Sold His Chelsea Plans To Him
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Cesc Fabregas Explains How Mourinho Sold His Chelsea Plans To Him

Cesc Fabregas says that Jose Mourinho promised to sign Diego Costa in an attempt to get him to leave Barcelona for Chelsea. The Spaniard spent three seasons at Barcelona, winning a Copa del Rey and a La Liga title in his time there, before joining Chelsea in 2014. It was a somewhat controversial transfer having played for rivals Arsenal for eight years but Mourinho managed to convince Fabregas it was the right move. “Jose has one system but he works on that system very well. He’s got the specific players for the right system,” Fabregas told YouTube channel FIVE. “One day, when I first met him he told me ‘I need two players, I’m going to sign Diego Costa. If you come to me…’, he drew me the team on paper and said ‘this team is winning the title’. “The first day I met him ...
House Of Reps Member, Akin Alabi Lists Some People That Influenced Him To Become Successful
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House Of Reps Member, Akin Alabi Lists Some People That Influenced Him To Become Successful

NairaBet CEO and politician, Akin Alabi has listed some of those who influenced him in life. Making the list on twitter, he said, US President, Donald Trump, former Oyo state Governor, Ajimobi and Football Coach, Jose Mourinho, influenced him to be who he is today. ”Some of the people that influenced me to become who I am. Trump. Ajimobi. Jose”’, he declared while sharing their photos.  
Essien reveals his frustration with Di Matteo before Real Madrid move
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Essien reveals his frustration with Di Matteo before Real Madrid move

The Ghanaian looks back on his time with the 2012 European champions Chelsea legend Michael Essien has explained the options surrounding his loan move to Real Madrid in 2012. Ahead of the start of the 2012-13 season, the Ghanaian joined the Spanish giants on a season-long loan deal, reuniting with former manager Jose Mourinho. 'The Bison', who joined the Blues from French outfit Olympique Lyonnais in 2005, had only just begun chasing his rhythm following an injury setback.
Mourinho set to bring Victor Osimhen to Tottenham
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Mourinho set to bring Victor Osimhen to Tottenham

Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, is being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in this summer transfer window. French newspaper, Le10Sport, reports that the Premier League giant has tabled a bid to Lille for the 21-year-old attacker. Osimhen is believed to be on the list of strikers being targeted by Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho since Spurs top striker, Harry Kane’s future at the club is still uncertain. His current contract with Lille will expire at the end of the 2023/24 season. The Nigerian international is expected to cost around £70 million. Tottenham will have to battle Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United for Osimhen’s signature.
‘Fraser would be a great signing for Spurs’ – Bournemouth star could fit into Mourinho’s front three, says Bent
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‘Fraser would be a great signing for Spurs’ – Bournemouth star could fit into Mourinho’s front three, says Bent

The former striker thinks that the Scottish midfielder would be a valuable addition to Tottenham's ranks if a deal can be done this summer Ryan Fraser "would be a great signing" for Spurs, according to Darren Bent, who can see the Bournemouth star slotting into Jose Mourinho's front three nicely. Fraser joined Bournemouth from Aberdeen back in 2013, and has since racked up 208 appearances for the club across all competitions, scoring 24 goals. The 26-year-old helped the Cherries gain promotion to the Premier League in 2015, but missed their first season in the top flight after being sent out on loan to Ipswich.