Jose Mourinho has warned Jurgen Klopp that his calls for help for the well-being of the players will certainly not be heeded and that there is no solution other than to adapt to English football.
Klopp complained about the devices and the TV show being congested amid an accumulation of injuries at Liverpool, but Mourinho claims he made the same remarks 16 years ago.
“Klopp arrived in 2015,” said the Tottenham boss. “I arrived in 2004 so what he has known since 2015, I have known since 2004. And nothing changes. We have to adapt to it and that’s how it is.
Jose Mourinho (above) claims he complained about aircraft congestion 16 years ago
Spurs in Ludogorets
PROBABLE (4-2-3-1): Hart; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Sissoko, Winks; Bale, Lo Celso, Moura; Vinicius.
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Mourinho is preparing for a Europa League draw against Bulgaria’s Ludogorets while trying to keep players cool for Sunday’s London derby against Chelsea in the Premier League.
Frank Lampard’s side will have more time to prepare after beating Rennes in the Champions League on Tuesday to secure their place in the knockout stages with two games to lose.
“They were lucky this week that the draw gave them a game on Tuesday,” Mourinho said. “It’s not new, it happens all the time. We’ve known that since we entered the Europa League, so we’re not going to complain. We knew we always had to play on Thursdays.
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Mourinho will make changes to the squad that beat Manchester City on Saturday and have confirmed Toby Alderweireld will be out for up to four weeks with a hip muscle problem.
“Toby’s injury has to do with an accumulation of minutes,” added the Spurs boss. “It’s bad news, he was playing his best football but the injury is not as bad as we immediately thought. “
Defensive options, however, are limited amid a series of difficult matches. Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Leicester follow after the Chelsea game.
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Center-back Joe Rodon, signed from Swansea in October, is not listed in the Europa League and Japhet Tanganga has barely played this season. Matt Doherty is available after a positive Covid test in international service.
And Tottenham have little room for error in Group J after losing to Antwerp last month.
“It’s a dangerous group,” Mourinho said. “It’s a group where you’ll need a lot of points to qualify. It’s not one of those groups where sometimes eight or nine points is enough.
Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld to be sidelined for up to four weeks with hip injury