The chief football writer for the Independent, Miguel Delaney, has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho didn’t take too kindly to a question he was asked during his post-match press conference after their 1-0 defeat against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
According to Delaney, the Portuguese manager refused to answer a question asked by one of the journalists in the room which involved the opinion that Spurs played badly.
As reported by the Express, Mourinho was asked: ” “On the day, was it that Spurs were bad or that Leipzig were good?”
He responded by asking whether the journalist if he thought that they were bad, before it was pointed out to the ex-Real Madrid manager that the result showed the north London side had ultimately lost at home.
In reaction to that, Mourinho shrugged before saying: “Ok, I’m not going to answer you because I don’t like your question and I think your question is out of order.”
According to Delaney, he then walked out of the press conference but before he left he said three words to the journalist: “Great question, mate.”
Whilst he may not have liked the question, it has to be said that Mourinho’s side weren’t great in the game against the Bundesliga outfit.
In fact, it could have been a lot worse than a 1-0 defeat for Spurs as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a string of fine saves to keep the scoreline down (BT Sport).
Admittedly Tottenham are without their two best attackers after Son Heung-min joined Harry Kane on the side lines this week having fractured his arm against Aston Villa (@Dan_KP). That made things extremely difficult for them as they lacked a cutting edge up front.
Mourinho must now come up with a tactical masterplan for the return leg in a few weeks time if the north London outfit are to go any further in this season’s Champions League.
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