“The players needed a few days off … but not for me”: Jose Mourinho explains why he didn’t take a winter break after exploring RB Leipzig – and adds that he wanted to see how they were BEFORE the Spurs collision WARMTH
- Jose Mourinho was spotted in the match of RB Leipzig against Bayern Munich
- His players currently have a winter break, but Mourinho has not taken any free time
- He says he didn’t need a break and explained why he went to the game on Sunday
Jose Mourinho explained why he decided not to take a winter break after seeing RB Leipzig against Bayern Munich.
The Premier League has enforced a split winter break for their matches, meaning Mourinho’s Spurs have played 11 days without a match when they face Aston Villa on Sunday.
But the 57-year-old clearly had no trouble getting free after a personal reconnaissance mission for the game of Spurs’ Champions League with Leipzig next week.
Jose Mourinho was spotted Sunday night in Bayern Munich against RB Leipzig
The Portuguese manager took a tie at the top of the Bundesliga in the Allianz Arena
The Portuguese manager told Sky Sports: “The players needed some days off. They needed rest for their body and soul. But not for me.
“I think the best way to help the team is to work.”
Mourinho also explained why he decided to travel to Munich to watch the match, which ended in a 0-0 draw.
He said: “It is very important. I see small details. Even the warm-ups. I can see which TV and video I don’t get.
Mourinho explained that he also wanted to see how the Leipzig players were warming up
‘To see the warm-up and to see what the players do individually.
“Some skills that are sometimes hidden during the game. It is a different intensity. It is a different experience. I could not miss the opportunity. “
Mourinho and Spurs were in good shape for the winter break and won their last two Premier League games to close the gap to Chelsea in the fourth.