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Jose Mourinho Reacts To His Hilarious Touchline Antics Vs Manchester City

Jose Mourinho Reacts To His Hilarious Touchline Antics Vs Manchester City

Jose Mourinho has admitted he 'went viral in a funny way' following his touchline outburst against Manchester City on Sunday.

The Spurs manager created one of the season's greatest moments when he leaped out of his chair to complain about a decision in the aftermath of Hugo Lloris' penalty save.

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But the 57-year-old has claimed he may have gone too far in his reaction to the incident during the 2-0 win.

"[I went viral] in a funny way, but not in a good way, but I say in a funny way," he said per Goal.

"I think the fact that now it is allowed to have the screen in front of us... I think it's not good for the emotions, for our emotions, because we watch and we watch exactly the same as the VAR [official] is watching, decisions the referees don't see as well as we do.

"That's because the referees, they are on the pitch and, as I was saying the other day, it is 200 miles per hour and very difficult for them, and sometimes they don't see things the same way we do.

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"In 2004-05, I remember I tried to go with a screen to the bench and I was forbidden by the rules, and in this moment now you are allowed."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

He also explained that he'd built up his emotions watching other key moments in the game, including Raheem Sterling's challenge on Dele Alli.

"So, I don't think it's good for the emotions. My reaction was just based on being able to watch everything on the screen, so I watched the Dele Alli situation, I watched the penalty, the pretend penalty - I watched everything, so that creates emotions, but okay, I went viral for the wrong reasons."

Mourinho spoke ahead of Spurs' FA Cup fourth round replay with Southampton on Wednesday evening.

'The Saints' netted an equaliser in the dying minutes at St. Mary's to earn a rematch at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Do you think Mourinho's outburst could be the best moment of this Premier League season?

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Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports/Football Daily

Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Jose Mourinho, Football, tottenham

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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