IT IS certainly not the primary time Jose Mourinho has made soccer enemies in west London.
The Tottenham boss has nearly made a profession out of it ever since first arriving on this nation to take cost of Chelsea almost 17 years in the past.
Jose Mourinho has hit again at Fulham boss Scott ParkerCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
He might not have at all times been in the correct however on this event he has some extent when he says Fulham are fallacious to complain concerning the late rescheduling of their conflict at Spurs for tonight.
Mourinho was left fuming when final month’s authentic fixture obtained referred to as off lower than three hours earlier than kick-off as a result of a Covid outbreak on the Cottagers.
It left his Carabao Cup finalists going through a good better fixture pile-up.
That was set to worsen when Tottenham’s scheduled journey to Aston Villa tonight additionally needed to be postponed as a result of extra constructive exams of their opponents’ camp.
Premier League chiefs introduced on Monday that Spurs would host Fulham — leaving the Cottagers and their manager Scott Parker complaining about the lack of preparation time.
However wants should in these unsure and unprecedented occasions in soccer.
Mourinho mentioned: “Do you need to end the season or not? Would you like soccer to maintain going or not? Do you need to be the one nation in Europe with out soccer or not?
“Do we would like the top of the season with champions, cup winners, relegation and with Europe, or we don’t? That’s the primary query.
Fulham boss Scott Parker was seething on the Premier LeagueCredit score: Reuters
Mourinho and Parker know one another effectively from their time at ChelseaCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
“Do you soccer journalists need to hold working or not? Can we need to have our salaries, sure or no?
“What do we would like?
“Come on, let’s play soccer. Let’s behave the most effective we are able to. Let’s shield our trade. Let’s shield our picture and let’s play soccer.”
And that was a political broadcast by the generally Monster Raving Loony Portuguese, who was manifestly talking sense.
Parker claims had he recognized his membership could be referred to as into motion this midweek he would have fielded a distinct line-up of their FA Cup third-round tie at QPR on Saturday.
However following their return from Covid, he made SEVEN adjustments and performed quite a lot of fringe gamers as they received 2-0 after further time in what was their first match since Boxing Day.
So it’s laborious to see Parker’s level.
Parker would little question favor to play Tottenham later within the season when their Wembley showpiece and attainable appearances within the latter phases of the Europa League and FA Cup might enhance the probability of their rivals fielding a “weakened” line-up.
The prospect of going through a Tottenham group which can see lots of their high stars returning after being rested for Sunday’s 5-0 FA Cup win at non-league Marine, won’t be a mouth-watering one for Parker and his gamers.
However, as Mourinho says, it’s the appropriate name. Requested if he believes the season will end, he mentioned: “Since pre-season, after I was advised that if in case you have 14 gamers obtainable you play soccer, since that second I believed we’re going to play to finish the season.
“That rule for some motive modified and we had some matches postponed and since that second the state of affairs turns into just a little bit tougher.
“Then we’d like choices to be made and if all of us are very egocentric or if all of us need the proper state of affairs for ourselves, it’s going to be very, very troublesome for the Premier League.
“I might additionally ask why Aston Villa performed Liverpool within the Cup on Friday and don’t play towards me on Wednesday.
“Why don’t I play? And also you need me now to be crying about that?
“I’m not crying about that. I’m crying about we can not have extra matches postponed, we are able to’t. The group within the Europa League is not possible to have extra matches postponed.”