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Tottenham manager José Mourinho says he finds it “very difficult to accept” that players like Manchester United still have a Premier League game on their hands.
Spurs sit at the top of the table after 10 games, but four clubs below them have played nine. In fact, United and Manchester City’s matches against Burnley and Aston Villa, respectively, have yet to be played.
Those opening weekend matches came too early for both Manchester clubs, following last season’s European commitments.
Also, Villa will have two games in hand and Newcastle will have one after this weekend. A Covid-19 outbreak at the Magpies’ camp caused them to close their training ground and postpone Friday’s game.
As such, Mourinho demanded at Friday’s press conference that the Premier League act promptly to reschedule matches.
“It is very difficult to accept that four clubs have one game less than the others and I don’t even know when these games are going to play, which in all countries would be impossible,” he added. manager he told reporters.
“They have to be played until at least the end of the first round of games. Before matchday 19, they should play these games. “
Mourinho added that the Spurs, who suffered a grueling clash in September, received no support for their problems.
“I don’t even know when Burnley, City, Aston Villa, United – and now Newcastle and Aston Villa – are going to play. It can affect competition, ”he said (through Manchester evening news).
“I was trying to find an answer this week and no one can give me that answer. We played four games in a week and nobody cried or supported us ”.
Mourinho’s team host Arsenal on Sunday, with the gunmen 13 places below them on the table. The Spurs will welcome 2,000 fans back for the game, based on the UK government’s coronavirus guidelines.
Mourinho highlights Arsenal’s strengths
In another part of his pre-match press conference, Mourinho highlighted Arsenal’s strengths, despite their recent poor form.
Mikel Arteta’s team has not won in the top flight since the beginning of November. In addition, he has only scored one goal in open play since October 4.
However, Mourinho identified Arteta’s record in important matches, such as last season’s race to the final FA Cup triumph.