Jose Mourinho wants real, passionate fans – rather than companies – to be first back to Tottenham for Sunday’s North London derby … and is angry that four clubs STILL have a Premier League game in hand
- Tottenham hosts bitter rivals Arsenal in north London on Sunday afternoon
- The game will be the first time home fans have attended Spurs since March
- With London on the second row of the Covid-19 pandemic, Spurs could have a 2000 watch
- The four best rivals Manchester United and City play a match against Tottenham
- Jose Mourinho wants them to play that game in the middle of the semester
Jose Mourinho warned that the return of Tottenham supporters will not help his team if they just come and enjoy the hospitality of the club’s chic new stadium and satisfy their football repair.
Spurs will allow 2,000 supporters for the first time since the lockdown in the North London derby against Arsenal on Sunday and Mourinho wants them to join the team.
“It depends on the fans, their profile and the way people will see the game,” he said when asked if returning fans will help him stay at the top of the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho wants passionate, not corporate fans to attend Tottenham’s clash with Arsenal
Spurs host their enemies on Sunday – in what will be their first game with home fans since March
Mourinho has warned that only passionate fans will help Spurs cause – starting against Arsenal
The Spurs boss is concerned that hospitality supporters may not be spurring the team on properly
‘Do they want to go to the most beautiful stadium in England and enjoy it? Or do they want to play the game?
‘If they want to enjoy the stadium and their passion for football, I don’t think that makes much difference.
“If they want to play there, wear a Tottenham shirt and play the game, it can give us a little more motivation and fun, yes.”
Mourinho’s comments address the dilemma by which clubs that don’t fall into Tier 3 of Covid restrictions can invite supporters to buy tickets, but only for a small percentage.
Tottenham, with a price tag of £ 65, promised a ‘proportional split’ between ‘season ticket holders, premium and other stakeholders such as partners and affiliates’.
Spurs are pricing tickets at £ 65 for Sunday and say there will be a ‘prorated allotment’
The fear of the head coach will be an excess of corporate fans who will not be there to support his players.
Regarding complaints from managers such as Marcelo Bielsa and Steve Bruce, who are in charge of Tier 3 clubs having to keep playing in empty stadiums, Mourinho said: ‘I can understand their position, but at the same time the situation is so difficult and frustrating. for everyone.
“We have to accept all these things for the good of football, the good of people and the perspective of” he’s going to change for the better “. For me we have to accept and adapt. ‘
The Spurs boss also expressed concern that four clubs in the Premier League – Manchester City, Manchester United, Aston Villa and Burnley – still have a game in hand due to their delayed start to the campaign.
And demanded that the games be played before the competition was halfway, even if that means that the clubs involved have to play four times a week, as Tottenham did at the start of the season, when they were involved in the Europa League qualifiers.
Mourinho is unfortunate that the top four rivals Manchester United have a game at stake
“It’s very difficult to accept,” said Mourinho. ‘I don’t even know when they will play these matches, which would be impossible in any other country.
‘They should be played at least until the end of the first round, so for the 19th game they should play these matches.
‘It’s hard to accept because it can affect competition. I don’t even know when they will play. I tried to get an answer and no one can give me that answer.
‘By the way, we played four games in a week and nobody cried or supported us about it. And now my colleagues, when do they play these matches? ‘
Manchester City is doing it too and Mourinho wants both to have caught up halfway through