Jose Mourinho Unleashes Extraordinary Rant Following RB Leipzig Defeat
Jose Mourinho returned to trademark form in a brutal four minute rant following Wednesday's defeat to RB Leipzig.
Spurs fell 1-0 to the German side at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but Mourinho staunchly defended his side post match.
The home side weren't at their best until the final 20 minutes but Mourinho was quick to shoot down BT Sport's Des Kelly who questioned how long it took to see the 'real Spurs'.
"It's like to go to a fight with a gun without bullets. We did all we could do."
Jose Mourinho on Tottenham's display this evening and injuries amongst the squad...
:microphone: @DesKellyBTS pic.twitter.com/o5rkdMFFDt
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 19, 2020
"Come on, what do you mean by the real Spurs? Come on Come on," the 57-year-old begun with.
"Let's be loyal to the boys and tell that they did everything they could do," before then listing the issues hindering his side.
"[Erik] Lamela, you know how many training sessions he made with the team?
"Zero. Direct from injury to recovering on the pitch with the physios, direct to 20 minutes of a game of the Champions League. That is our team. You can look at it and you see the two perspectives.
"One perspective is an amazing group with amazing guys that try everything. By another side you see how we are in this moment.
"You look to the other guys, they play with [Patrik] Schick, with [Timo] Werner, with [Christopher] Nkunku. Nkunku is tired? Get out, comes [Emil] Forsberg. Schick is tired? Come out, comes [Yussuf] Poulsen. This is our situation. It's like going to a fight with a gun without bullets."
The North London side are currently without key forwards Harry Kane and Heung-min Son due to long-term injury.
He lamented that Spurs face off with Chelsea on Saturday afternoon and explained his selection choices.
"I tried to manage the pieces that we had. Don't tell me that Lamela and [Tanguy] Ndombele should start the game because they could not start the game.
"So these guys... fantastic. I cannot be happier to have guys like them with the limitations we have, but here we go and Chelsea drinking sparkling water with lemon watching the game on TV and Saturday morning, thank you very much for the choice Saturday morning we are there again."
Jose is not happy with the schedule :eyes:- Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 19, 2020
:speaking_head:"Chelsea players were watching the game with nice sparkling water with lemon, some biscuits and then we play Saturday 12 o'clock. We can't even sleep well" pic.twitter.com/YsMN5ISDm4
Mourinho then finished the interview with a frosty 'bye' and a swift exit.
He substituted Dele Alli in the second half and claimed the England international was 'angry with his performance' after his reaction.
The Portuguese boss also refused to answer if Spurs had played poorly or Leipzig had played well, stating 'I don't like your question' in his press conference.
Never change, Jose.
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