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‘Confidence has been a struggle’: Harry Winks on Spurs’ season so far – video

By | 15th January 2020

Harry Winks has admitted that confidence and consistency at Tottenham ‘has been a struggle’ this year after his side progressed into the next round of the FA Cup. Two goals from Giovanni Lo Celso and Erik Lamela earned Tottenham a 2-1 victory over Cham…


Liverpool are ‘probably the best team in the world’, says Spurs’ Mourinho – video

By | 12th January 2020

José Mourinho has said he is proud of his Tottenham players despite their 1-0 defeat to league leaders Liverpool. ‘We are talking about the best team in the world at the maximum of its potential,’ he said. ‘And in spite of that I think we deserved more…


Mourinho calls Southampton coach ‘an idiot’ after Spurs slip to defeat – video

By | 2nd January 2020

José Mourinho called one of Southampton’s backroom staff ‘an idiot’ and said VAR should be rebranded as his Spurs side lost Harry Kane to a hamstring injury in a dispiriting 1-0 defeat on the south coast. Mourinho was booked after venturing i…

Frank Lampard calls José Mourinho’s criticism of Antonio Rüdiger ‘disappointing’ – video

By | 24th December 2019

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has hit back at his Tottenham counterpart José Mourinho, who accused Antonio Rüdiger of exaggerating the force of the kick by Son Heung-min that led to the Spurs man’s sending off during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory on Sunday.Lam…

‘Do you think it was fair?’: Mourinho quizzes journalist over Son red card – video

By | 23rd December 2019

After more VAR controversy in Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, José Mourinho gave his thoughts on the technology on Monday and expressed that he thought it is ‘killing the best league in the world’.Mourinho confirms Spurs have appealed agai…

Mourinho and Lampard condemn racism after chants allegedly directed at Rüdiger – video

By | 22nd December 2019

Frank Lampard says racism at football stadiums needs to be ‘dealt with’ after allegations of racist chants marred Chelsea’s 2-0 away win over Tottenham Hotspur. Antonio Rüdiger appeared to claim he had seen a supporter make a monkey gesture t…

Random sporting press conference moments from 2019 – video

By | 20th December 2019

A look back at some of the more amusing moments from press conferences over the last 12 months, including Mauricio Pochettino being asked about his weight, interrupting ringtones and José Mourinho’s detailed review of his stay at the Spurs training gro…

‘I forbid any image of it’: Mourinho bans Spurs watching Bayern defeat – video

By | 11th December 2019

José Mourinho has banned his Tottenham side from rewatching their 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich. ‘I forbid any image of it [the 7-2],’ Mourinho said. ‘I watched it a couple of times: me, my staff and analysts try to go through every single aspect of that…

Solskjær praises Rashford as Mourinho admits Manchester United were better than Spurs – video

By | 5th December 2019

Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjær has praised Marcus Rashford for his performance in the team’s win over Tottenham at Old Trafford on Wednesday. United revelled in their 2-1 victory with José Mourinho admitting that the opposition ‘were much bett…

Sánchez Flores admits to lack of control in final Watford press conference – video

By | 1st December 2019

Quique Sánchez Flores’ second spell as Watford head coach lasted less than three months, with the Spaniard sacked on Sunday with Watford in last place in the Premier League and having won just one match in 14 this campaign.Flores, who was also in charg…