Jose Mourinho appeared to be in jovial spirits ahead of Tottenham’s tricky Saturday evening encounter against runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool. Probably Eric Dier has calmed him before press conference about being without Harry Kane question, which is asked every season.
Eric Dier said “Every season we’ve been posed this question we’ve answered it. It’s just up to the other players to step up. Harry’s one of the best strikers in the world, so it would be a loss to any team. He’s a really, really important player for us, but everybody has the opportunity to be an important player.”
Conspiracy theory also suggests that it is box office games like these which are made for Jose Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho said “We worked hard in the week, and the boys that are available, of course they are happy to play and when somebody doesn’t play you open the opportunity for somebody else, and we know the situation. We know how good they are, we can imagine that in this room only two persons think that we can win. Maybe only two, but we believe (puts his arm around Spurs’ press officer). We have to believe. If you don’t believe, get out man [to press officer]. I never stopped Liverpool. My teams sometimes they did it, but not me. This time we have injuries but again if I think about the injuries, who is not playing, I’m not as confident and motivated as I am so I have to focus on what we did in the week, concentrate on the effort and enthusiasm the boys put in this week and the motivation you must have to play against the best teams. We are playing against the beat teams. You are confident or not confident. If you are not confident it’s better to stay at home. If you’re confident it’s not going to be easy but if you’re confident you’re going with everything that you have and that’s what I want the boys to do, go with everything we have.”
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