Author Archives: David Hytner


Eric Dier in right frame of mind to play for Tottenham, insists José Mourinho

By | 6th March 2020

Manager says Dier will start at Burnley after incident with fanMourinho: ‘Nothing to be afraid of, nothing to be ashamed of’ José Mourinho has said Eric Dier will start at Burnley on Saturday because the player has put his high-profile altercation with…


José Mourinho urges Troy Parrott to show the right attitude at Spurs

By | 3rd March 2020

Parrott is the only fit striker available to MourinhoTottenham fans want the manager to use Parrott more José Mourinho has told Troy Parrott to stop thinking he is “too good” to play for Tottenham’s Under-23s. The manager said he experienced a similar …

Mourinho digs out his undersized blanket to deal with Spurs challenges | David Hytner

By | 6th February 2020

After 11 weeks in charge, the Tottenham boss is playing to the gallery with his tough love and ruthless gesturesJosé Mourinho has problems at Tottenham. You may have heard of them but here is a precis. In the absence of Harry Kane he has no centre-forw…

José Mourinho says he does not expect Harry Kane to play for Spurs until May

By | 4th February 2020

• Manager targets last two games of season for recovering striker• England concerned over captain’s fitness for Euro 2020José Mourinho expects Harry Kane to play only two Premier League games before Euro 2020. The Tottenham manager has been without Kan…

José Mourinho says he ‘cannot lie’ after transfer window frustrations

By | 31st January 2020

• Spurs manager could not find cover for injured Harry Kane• Mourinho says Christian Eriksen played ‘with limitations’José Mourinho has made no attempt to hide his frustration at Tottenham’s failure to sign a striker in January, saying he is “going to …

From Danish dinner to Inter move: how Spurs lost control in Eriksen saga | David Hytner

By | 28th January 2020

Midfielder declined to commit when he met Pochettino in Copenhagen in 2018 and set the clock ticking on his departureFor Mauricio Pochettino, it was time for a charm offensive and the target was Christian Eriksen. It was shortly after the end of the 20…

Mourinho reignites Conte feud over Internazionale’s pursuit of Eriksen

By | 17th January 2020

• ‘Is it a question of respect?’ asks Tottenham’s manager• Mourinho ‘surprised’ that Conte has spoken publiclyJosé Mourinho has reignited his feud with Antonio Conte by accusing him of meddling in Christian Eriksen’s proposed transfer from Tottenham to…

Tottenham loan teenage winger Jack Clarke to Queens Park Rangers

By | 14th January 2020

• Spurs move player who had limited opportunities at Leeds• Club set to announce loan signing of Fernandes from BenficaJack Clarke is putting the finishing touches to a loan move to Queens Park Rangers for the remainder of the season. The Tottenham win…