Jose Mourinho fears that Tottenham will aggravate an injury crisis because he insists that Harry Winks & # 39; weeks not months & # 39; will be out after limping during Norwich win
- Tottenham feared the worst when Harry Winks went down in the 2-1 win against Norwich
- The playmaker remained behind his leg after a Todd Cantwell challenge
- ] Jose Mourinho reassured fans that Winks would not be a long-term absence
- Spurs saw Manchester United in fifth place on 34 points
The midfielder of England stumbled in the second half at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after a challenge by Todd Cantwell, who had already survived a VAR check for violent behavior.
Spurs won 1-0 at the time, via Dele Alli & # 39; s opener, and then needed the late Son Heung-min header – after Teemu Pukki had pulled the level of the Canary Islands – to achieve a first 2020 victory Premier League .
The problem is added to a long list of injuries that already include Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Ben Davies and left Mourinho for fear of the worst.
Mourinho did not dare ask his medical staff how bad it was before he came to his press conference after the game.
But when he offered the stadium a positive update, saying: & # 39; It's not a crazy one – hopefully weeks and not months. & # 39;
He had previously said in his press conference: & I'd rather not know before I come here so I come with a normal face.
& # 39; I don't want to come in here with a very upset face, so I'm even afraid to ask, but if I leave here I have to ask. & # 39;
Although Winks is the last victim of an injury, at least Spurs welcomed another one because skipper Hugo Lloris got a surprising start.
Mourinho only said last Friday that he would be out until the beginning of February, but he replaced Paulo Gazzaniga with the sticks.
Mourinho had mixed emotions after he dropped Gazzaniga on a clean slate and saved a penalty in Watford on Saturday.
& # 39; It is fortunate to see one of the best keepers in the world again & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; It is a very good feeling for us, but at the same time it is one of these decisions that we sometimes have to make, but it hurts. Leaving Paulo hurts.
& # 39; The good thing is that he is such a good member of the family and he is so & special friend of Hugo that I think that he also shared our happiness to have Hugo back as a friend.
& # 39; For me, he has thought a lot and I had to try to be cold to make a decision without emotions, because omitting Paulo is not easy. & # 39;
This was not good for Spurs, who, although they closed the gap in fourth place Chelsea to six points, they looked far from being able to qualify for the champion s League.
After leading a promising performance in the first half through the 38-minute input from Alli, Norwich was on the rise after Pukki's penalty.
But Son scored against the run of play to give Spurs a first victory since Boxing Day.
& # 39; You win two or three games in a row, so these three points are very important to us, & # 39; Mourinho added.
& I think when we play very well, we have or we should score more goals and kill matches, because if the opponent is in control, they create problems for us. You risk losing matches.
& # 39; But it was fantastic what happened after the 1-1, what for us on a difficult moment happens, where I look at the couch and I have no attacking players to change the game, the team is a bit tired. "
It allowed Daniel Farke to accept that his side needed a miracle to stay on because they are six points out of safety.
The German said: & # 39; We all believe that we would have raised the white flag. If anyone can help me work on this miracle, then I agree with the boys.
& # 39; Miracles can't just happen, you have to make them, you have to work with it and our boys have shown that they are willing to work
We are all disappointed, but I can't ask the boys for more, they left their hearts on the field, was a great achievement. & # 39;
Jose Mourinho & # 39; faced with growing turmoil by displeased Tottenham players about his tactics and training sessions & # 39; while the pressure on the Portuguese boss increases amidst bad shape
Both Danny Rose and Tanguy Ndombele have faced the wrath of the manager
The methods of Jose Mourinho come under close supervision of Tottenham players amid growing turmoil about his style within the team.
Spurs have not won any of their last four Premier League games and are going home on Wednesday evening against Norwich nine points for the Champions League-places.
According to The Sun His Tottenham players were left behind by his old-school tactics and non-inspiring training sessions & # 39 ;.
It is claimed that several key figures had disillusioned with Mourinho's tactics after just two months, despite welcoming his appointment after the departure of Mauricio Pochettino.
The report suggests that the training sessions of Mourinho & # 39; would have too much emphasis on long balls, flick-ons and throws-in & # 39; and too basic for the Tottenham team.
A number of players are also said to be dissatisfied with the way Mourinho handled the signing of the summer with Tanguy Ndombele.
Mourinho publicly criticized the Frenchman for his inconsistent fitness and growing c is worried that every chance he had to thrive in North London has now disappeared.
As reported by Sportsmail Danny Rose and Mourinho had a heated exchange after the left back was excluded for last Saturday's scoreless draw with Watford .
Rose sought a statement from his manager on Friday, before he entered into a discussion with Mourinho the day after the match.
The former manager of Manchester United is also faced with the pressure of finding a replacement for Harry Kane in the January transfer window.
Kane stands on the sidelines for a long time with a hamstr ing problem, fueling speculation that T ottenham could target people like Edinson Cavani from PSG and Krzysztof Piatek from AC Milan.
Christian Eriksen is also likely to leave the club for Inter Milan this month, as Spurs threatens to lose one of their key players for nothing in the summer.
Rose, fit to return on Wednesday against Norwich, is on loan from Newcastle, but Spurs prefers to sell.
Meanwhile, Spurs & # 39; interest in Norwich is immediately back Max Aarons has cooled down because Mourinho wants a longer, more physical player.
Tottenham cool interest in Norwich defends Max Aarons while Jose Mourinho focuses on bulk at the back … while the Canary Islands insist that he will not be distracted by transfer talk
- Norwich defending of Max Aarons is closely linked to a move to Tottenham
- Spurs boss Jose Mourinho, however, has decided to prioritize other positions
- Youngster Japhet In recent weeks, Tanganga has also impressed his defense
- Aarons will face Tottenham on Wednesday in the Premier League
Mourinho wants to strengthen his defensive options, although injuries to Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko have forced Spurs to change their priority this month.
They signed midfielder Gedson Fernandes on loan from Benfica and try to address the issue of Kane & # 39; s absence – regarding Aarons, he insists that his head is not turned by interest from North London .
MAX AARONS IN 2019-20
- Performances: 21
- Objectives: 0
- Assists: 0
- Pure sheets: 3
- Yellow cards: 5
- Tackle success per cent: 77
- Duels won / lost: 90/110
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People say it, but it's generally true: I'm just focused on my football, stand up for every game and am 100 percent ready and work as hard as I can in training to improve, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; It (speculation) is something I don't look at. But it's one of those things that happens when the window is open. & # 39; Aarons signed a contract extension last summer, tying him up until June 2024.
When asked if he would benefit from staying in Norwich until the summer, he added: & # 39; Of course (Norwich) gave me this chance to play regularly and hopefully we can sustain that by continuing to improve and keep my performance high.
& # 39; That is absolutely positive, it is a brilliant club and I learn development from the manager. & # 39;
On Wednesday evening the defender faces Jose Mourinho while the Canary Islands travel to Spurs.
Aarons said that he is not sure if Jose Mourinho's party has made a formal offer for him and claim: & # 39; That stuff is handled by the club and my agent.
& # 39; My agent just tells me and the manager just tells me to stay with my football and come in and work as hard as possible and play on the weekend. & # 39;
The Spurs boss admires his talent but feels that he already has offensive options in both full-back positions, with Serge Aurier and Ryan Sessegnon, and his first demand is for more physically dominant alternatives that give him more tactical flexibility would offer.
Ben Davies was injured, although he is expected to return next month and Jan Vertonghen, 32 years old and without a contract at the end of the season, would prefer to operate in the central defense.
Mourinho is impressed by the performance of Japhet Tanganga, who was deployed at the rear right in the FA Cup against Middlesbrough and left back in Watford on Saturday.
Tanganga, a 20-year academic center half, considered leaving White Hart Lane last summer amid interest from various lower-division clubs.
Instead, he signed a new one-year deal with options to expand and is in favor of the new head coach.
Unlike Danny Rose who has 18 months on his contract and was not happy to be overlooked for Tanganga in Watford.
Rose, 29, knows that he can leave Spurs for the right price.
Jose Mourinho reveals heated exchange with Danny Rose emerged from defender who complained about back injury … only for Spurs Star to then report for training
- Jose Mourinho revealed his problem with Danny Rose was the result of an injury
- The Tottenham defender suffered a back complaint but then reported to the training
- Rose and Mourinho had an exchange Watford collision missed after the left back
- The Spurs boss insisted that he & # 39; not a problem & # 39; had with Rose on Tuesday
Jose Mourinho has canceled the lid on his collision with Danny Rose, revealing that the problem came from the defender who complained about a back injury – only to report afterwards for training.
As reported by Sportsmail Rose and Mourinho had a heated exchange after the left back was excluded for the scoreless draw last Saturday with Watford . Rose sought a statement from his manager on Friday, before reporting problems with Mourinho again the day after the game.
The Portuguese tried to clear the air with Air on Monday and insisted on Tuesday that he had no problem with Rose.
& # 39; He was not selected against Watford and Middlesbrough. The reason he wasn't selected against Middlesbrough is that we have a young left back that we want to develop and it was a great opportunity to play Ryan Sessegnon, & Mourinho said.
& # 39; On the Thursday before Watford, late evening, I received a call from my medical staff that Danny called them with a problem in his back and he would not train the next day. So Friday, the day before the competition, it was a bit of a surprise that he was ready to train.
& # 39; It wasn't a big deal, but then I decided to play Japhet Tanganga and get Ryan on the couch. & # 39;
Rose, fit to return on Wednesday against Norwich, is being sought by Newcastle on loan, but Spurs would prefer to sell.
Spurs & # 39; interest in Norwich is back Max Aarons has cooled because Mourinho wants a longer, more physical player.
& # 39; Good relationships are based on respect & # 39 ;: Jose Mourinho refuses to talk about the prospect Tottenham Edinson Cavani signs in January, but jokes with his & # 39; friends & # 39; at PSG can help him by sending Kylian Mbappe on loan
- Jose Mourinho refused to talk about signing Edinson Cavani from & # 39; respect & # 39;
- The PSG striker is linked to Spurs after Harry Kane sustained serious injury
- Mourinho joked that his PSG & # 39; friends & # 39 ; Kylian Mbappe could send on loan to help
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho refused to be signed on a possible move for Edinson Cavani, joking that the only transfer he would discuss in public was a lending movement for Cavani's Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe.
Tracks are a striker shortly after the damage suffered by talisman Harry Kane earlier this year.
Kane stands on the sidelines for a long period of time with a hamstring problem, fueling speculation that Tottenham could focus on 32-year-old Cavani, who has asked PSG to leave this month.
Atletico Madrid and It is thought that Chelsea is chasing the Uruguay international, but speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Mourinho said he & # 39; is the kind of man who refuses to talk about players from other clubs, although some managers like that. & # 39;
So when asked directly about Cavani, the Spurs boss said: & # 39; Paris Saint-Germain player! & # 39;
Mourinho was then pushed to see if the Uruguay star would fit properly in his side after Kane's injury.
He added: & I think I have a very good relationship with (PSG owner) Mr. Nasser (Al-Khelaifi) and (sports director) Mr Leonardo.
& # 39; I want to keep that great relationship, and good relationships are based on respect, and I'm not talking about a player from Paris Saint-Germain.
& # 39; Unless you want to make a joke and they are my friends, they could loan Mbappe. I have nothing more to say than that. & # 39;
Jose Mourinho gives up the training field with Danny Rose and insists he & # 39; no problem & # 39; has clash with the defender despite the heated exchange after he left him from Watford
Sportsmail exclusively revealed that the couple was involved in a heated exchange after Rose was omitted from Saturday's 0-0 tie in Watford .
Rose asked Mourinho for explanation after his team was announced Friday and the Spurs boss reasoned that a back injury meant he was not in the best shape to figure out.
Tottenham pulled 0-0 on Vicarage Road, however, convinced he was fit to play, Rose got a bother from Mourinho during the warm-up on Sunday. The two clashed with voices that were raised and spectators who & # 39; a great tension in the air & # 39; described.
Asked if he had a problem with his left back on Tuesday, Mourinho said: & # 39; No. Between me and Danny, no. I don't know what you mean by voltage in the air, I don't have a problem with him. & # 39;
Mourinho revealed that he left Rose out of the game on Vicarage Road after being told late Thursday night. that the defender had a back injury.
& # 39; Then, on the Thursday before Watford, late in the evening, I got a call from my medical staff that Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and that he was the next day, & # 39, Mourinho added.
& # 39; Friday was a bit of a surprise to see him train, but still I decided to play with (Japhet) Tanganga and have Ryan (Sessegnon) on the couch. That is the situation. & # 39;
More to follow.
Jose Mourinho and Danny Rose messed up with & # 39; great tension in the air & # 39; after Tottenham's defender was omitted from the Watford stalemate
The rear, 29, sought explanations from the Tottenham boss after his team was announced Friday and Mourinho reasoned that a back injury meant that Rose was not in the best shape to figure out. angry Rose again had trouble with Mourinho during the warm-up training session on Sunday. The two clashed with voices that were raised and spectators who & # 39; a great tension in the air & # 39; describe.
Rose, associated with a move to Watford last summer, reported normal for training on Monday morning where he initially warmed up – with his teammates in front of the TV camera & # 39; s. However, Mourinho decided to take him aside while he and Rose had a one-on-one session.
Conscious of Rose's mood, the Portuguese thought it was best to take the opportunity to bring Rose & # 39; s grievances and frustrations out into the air and restore balance around his team.
The absence of Rose in Watford, in combination with his omission from the mid-week FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough, had raised questions about whether the full-back was still in Mourinho's plans.
Yes, he is part of my plans, Mourinho said. "Last match, FA Cup match at home, very offensive team. We wanted to give Sessegnon another chance to play 90 minutes. Today Rose has a small injury in his back, yesterday we decided to bring only fit players to a match that we knew was going to be physical. & # 39;
Rose, who played 16 games this season, has never been shy to express his frustration at Tottenham, but has underlined his determination to view his contract that runs until 2021. He was critical of their recruitment policy and was made available for transfer last summer.
underlined his strength to stay in the club in October when he said: & # 39; It's pretty clear what happened [in the summer]. People upstairs in Tottenham were trying to do what they were trying to do. I said [to them] I have 18 months left for my contract and I am not going anywhere until my contract ends.
You will probably hear something in January [about my future]. I tell you now that I am not going anywhere until my contract is over. & # 39;
Indeed, Rose's blunt approach has sometimes made him difficult to handle for the club. Christian Eriksen, on the other hand, has preferred not to disturb the springs while he sees his contract and is waiting for a possible move this week.
Tottenham waits for a new bid from Inter Milan for the Dane while holding out for their £ 17 million valuation. The club also wants a new full-back, but was able to see Kyle Walker-Peters leave first with Southampton among the front runners for the £ 12m estimated 22-year-old.
Liverpool takes pleasure in Jose Mourinho's defensive tactics in the official match day program after the victory of Tottenham
- Liverpool's official match day program recaptured their victory over Tottenham
- In anticipation of their match with Manchester United, the club made a humorous jibe
- Jose Mourinho & # 39; s heavy defensive tactics were subtly mentioned by the Reds
- Liverpool now tops the Premier League with a margin of 16 points with a game in hand
After getting better from Mourinho and his Tottenham side in the north London the official matchday program of Liverpool, could not resist the possibility of a subtle joke at the expense of their old enemy.
Jurgen Klopp & # 39; s Reds have recently overcome the men of Mourinho by a slender 1- 0 score line, and were subject to certain defensive tactics that have apparently become a trademark of the Portuguese.
Liverpool made a summary of their home game with Manchester United on Sunday and recorded the key moments in the game before the teams were listed.
Making a playful jibe, the reds mentioned the Mourinho formation as a 4-6-0 line-up, reflecting the lack of striking presence of Spurs in the draw.
With Talisman Harry Kane wounded, Mourinho chose to go his way with all the men behind the ball, relying on the counterattacks of Lucas Moura and Son Heung-Min as the only outlet.
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Liverpool then won the game thanks to a sublime strike in the first half by Roberto Firmino, keeping their unbeaten run intact.
After photos of the program were taken and uploaded to social media, fans were quick to praise the subtle nature of the cheek.
& # 39; This man deserves a pay raise & # 39 ;, one fan wrote, because others suggested that the formation was more like & # 39; 6-4-0. & # 39;
Liverpool followed their victory in North London by returning to Anfield and defeating bitter rivals Manchester United to push themselves further into the open in the title race.
With Manchester City and Leicester in third place, each dropping point, Klopp & # 39; s side opened an opening of 16 points at the top with a game-in-hand still to play.
Liverpool returns to action on Thursday evening when they travel to Molineux to face Nuno Santo & # 39; s Wolves.
The Reds will then play their hand in the hand against West Ham United on Wednesday, January 29.
& # 39; I have never said anything unusual & # 39 ;: Antonio Conte goes back to Jose Mourinho about his criticism of Inter-boss because he spoke publicly about his club striving for Christian Eriksen
- Jose Mourinho criticized Antonio Conte for speaking about Christian Eriksen
- Inter Milan hopes to sign the player before the transfer window closes
- Antonio Conte has accused Tottenham boss Mourinho of turning his words
Mourinho lashed out at Conte about the way he and his club approached the potential transfer, saying that managers should not talk publicly about players from other clubs.
And his remarks clearly did not fit well with his old rival.
& # 39; I no longer talk about the transfer market, & Conte said. "The last time I did it, someone we all know distorted my words, so I won't say anything again.
" I never said anything unusual about the January transfer market that made it difficult for all coaches made. Every time I say something, it is always strengthened or twisted. & # 39;
Giuseppe Marotta, CEO of Inter Milan, has confirmed that the club is interested in signing Christian Eriksen, but is not sure if they succeed.
Eriksen has six months on his contract with Spurs, which means that he is now free to conclude a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs prior to a summer movement.
Inter has now opened discussions with Eriksen, but Marotta cooled the suggestion that he would almost close a deal for the Dane.
& # 39; Eriksen is a Tottenham player, but his contract expires in June, so it is perfectly legitimate and authorized to see his agent during this period & # 39 ;, the chief of police told Sky Sports Italia.
& # 39; That is by no means said that he will come here in January or June, because there is a lot of competition and we do not yet know what will happen. & # 39;
Here are a few figures to get Jose Mourinho shuffling uncomfortable:
Three games without a Premier League goal in a top drought that extends to 277 minutes.
Zero wins in four league games, a series that derailed Spurs & Challenge for a top-four place that seemed to be on track a few weeks ago.
Eleven days until the end of the transfer window .
That means 11 days for Tottenham to recruit a new striker, and only 11 days to meet their obvious need for a new center forward after the Harry Kane hamstring injury.
Easier said than done, of course. Replacing Kane – who will miss most of the rest of the season – is not an easy task.
But this toothless screen against Watford threatened with degradation illustrated grimly how painful life is for Tottenham without the star attacker of England.
Watford has improved considerably under Nigel Pearson, and this achievement was another important step in the right direction. Watford should indeed have won the match. Paulo Gazzaniga produced a brilliant save to keep out the second half of Troy Deeney penalty.
After Watford & # 39; s miserable start of the season – they only won a competition this season in November – Pearson is on track to keep them in the Premier League, an achievement that seemed unbelievable when he took over in December.
For Spurs, Kane & # 39; s hamstring injury made them a hamstrung.
Dele Alli is adamant that his team can handle it without their talisman and says: & We have to look at ourselves. We know the quality we have at the attacking end of the field and we always expect to score. & # 39;
When asked if it is inevitable, Tottenham is considered a one-man squad, Alli said: & # 39; Yes. But people have short memories. See how he got hurt last time. Look what we did without him.
& # 39; We have proven that it is about the team, not a single player. Harry is a fantastic player and he would miss everyone. Unfortunately, Harry had a few injuries before and we had to deal with it, and I think so. It is not a problem. We are not worried about players and whether we can handle it without him, because we know we can.
& # 39; We must step up, everyone must go up. We know that. & # 39;
Alli has a point. In Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min and Alli itself, Spurs should have enough to ensure that they can live without Kane in the short term. However, the facts paint a different picture. Mourinho is flawless for most of the mess, the decision last summer to no longer replace backup striker Fernando Llorente absurdly by the day.
WATFORD (4-2-3-1): Foster 6.5; Mariappa 7.5, Dawson 7, Cathcart 7, Masina 7; Chalobah 7.5 (Pereyra 79), Capoue 7; Sarr 7.5 (Pusetto 89), Doucoure 7, Deulofeu 7; Deeney 7. Subs not used: Gomes, Gray, Quina, Holebas, Kabasele. Booked: Capoue, Doucoure. Manager: Nigel Pearson 7.5.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): GAZZANIGA 8; Aurier 6, Alderweireld 6.5, Vertonghen 6, Tanganga 6.5; Winks 7, Lo Celso 6.5 (Fernandes 79); Lamela 7, Alli 6.5, (Eriksen 73, 6), Son 6; Moura 6. Subs not used: Sanchez, Form, Animal, Sessegnon, Skipp. Booked: Tanganga, Winks, Vertonghen. Trainer: Jose Mourinho 6.5.
Referee: Michael Oliver 5.
That lack of planning is not the fault of Mourinho. Nevertheless, he must find a solution to the lack of firepower – and quickly.
Tottenham has a concrete interest in Krzysztof Piatek, the striker of AC Milan, but a refusal to comply with his £ 30 million valuation has seen the deal crack.
Signing players in the January window is notoriously difficult because clubs, understandably, are reluctant to sell their better players.
Similarly, persuading a top-level center to join if they know they will be back on the couch as soon as Kane is fit , a job in itself.
It is a problem that Tottenham found it difficult to overcome in recent seasons.
But this is no time for apologies from the Tottenham administration. It is a time to be daring on the transfer market.
Their season depends on it.