The Premier League is set to postpone plans to proceed with the season after the Portuguese insisted footballers will need at least a month to get back to full match fitness.
Mourinho pointed out he is reluctant to resume business until he is satisfied with his team’s overall well-being. The head coach received plenty of support from his colleagues, including Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Spurs have been beset by multiple injuries this campaign, with Steven Bergwijn, Ben Davies, Harry Kane, Davinson Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min all spending spells on the sidelines before the league was suspended due to the ongoing pandemic.
Hampered by the string of unfortunate setbacks, Mourinho’s side find themselves eighth in the table, two points behind Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United, seven points behind Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, and just a point clear of bitter London rivals Arsenal.
Naturally, a whole number of Lilywhites reacted to the news on Twitter, with a fan surprisingly tweeting he “needs sacking,” whereas another praised the “masterclass.” One supporter dubbed the 57-year-old a “leader.”
Take a look at some of the mixed reactions down below…
— 😈 / Dier Propaganda (@sacramentoszn) May 13, 2020
— dan📍 (@winksoko) May 13, 2020
Worried about Tanguy match fitness for sure
— Ninad Nirgudkar (@ninadn7) May 13, 2020
Jose delaying until Tanguy gets 100% fit. Masterclass
— Spurs fan (@mourinhology__) May 13, 2020
Maybe i’ll be wrong but for ages i’ve said I don’t see the season restarting for so many reasons ? Have to wait till it’s 100% safe to recommence a fresh season and then we go as if it’s Aug 2019 re European places. Tough for those who lose out on trophies but there you go !
— Andy (@ANDY181250) May 13, 2020
— Dan Scholz (@dscholzy) May 13, 2020
— Tom Re-Plate Death Survivor (@LitANDwoke) May 13, 2020
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