‘What do you want from me, to play with 15 players?’ The Tottenham boss did not like the question posed at the press conference.
Jose Mourinho, the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur in London, got into a controversy with a journalist at a press conference after the next round match of the English Premier League and asked him questions.
Recall that yesterday Tottenham beat Newcastle 3: 1, and Mourinho included Steven Bergwijn in the 57th minute of the match, who soon made a goal assist. The journalist was interested in why the Dutch player could not be included in the starting lineup. Here is the answer of angry Jose:
“Listen, you ask questions that you do not ask Lampard, Klopp, and Guardiola, for example, or coaches who also have a lot of strong players. When Lampard lets Pulisic play, why don’t you ask why not Hudson-Odoi? When Guardiola leaves Bernardo Silva, you do not react to it either. I think I am the only coach who has to put 15 players in the starting lineup. Do I not have the right to leave any good players in reserve?
Even now that Bergwijn has been released, you would have asked the same question about Lucas Moura or Son. If Tottenham want to be among the best, we should not have only 11 good players. We need many more such players and, consequently, some will have to sit on the bench. ”
Recall that Tottenham have 55 points in 36 rounds and are ranked 7th in the Premier League standings. However, they still have a chance to enter the top four in the Champions League. The Londoners will play their next match on July 19, at home, against one of their direct rivals, Leicester (59 points).