‘Almost a scandal’ – Mourinho opens up on how Premier League has changed recently

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Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho has claimed that any side in the Premier League can now turn up and get a result, even against the so-called ‘big six’.

Mourinho said that, a few years ago, it would have been seen as a scandal for a relegation-threatened side to defeat one of the big names, but that has changed.

The Special One put this down to the clubs and professionals who deserve the credit, adding that there are no longer any ‘crazy’ wins in the Premier League.

These comments came after Liverpool were defeated 1-0 at Anfield by Burnley last night, thus ending the Reds’ 68-game unbeaten streak at the stadium.

Tottenham have also been on the end of a few shock results this season, dropping points against Newcastle, West Ham, Wolves, Crystal Palace and Fulham.

Mourinho was keen to point out that, even though other big clubs are struggling, Spurs have also gone through a period in which they should have picked up more points.

He said (Football London): I would also say that we had a period where we could have more points than we had.

“We lost two matches, drew a couple in that period so I would say that almost every club is having these difficult periods. I would give responsibility to opponents. What was almost a scandal years ago is not anymore.

“Any team can go to any stadium and get a result. That is a situation that people cannot underestimate.

“The teams considered with less potential are not like that as much anymore. These clubs and professionals deserve the credit. I don’t open my mouth anymore with ‘wow, what a crazy result.’

“There are no more crazy results. I feel normal that every team, even the ones that the objective is to be champion or top four, I am not surprised if these big teams have a run of matches where confidence drops a bit because of a run of bad results.

“You pay with bad results. The reality is that nothing is eternal. Not consecutive victories and not consecutive defeats. Always the next matches are open with open results.”

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  1. Jose is totally correct, anything is now possible in the Epl race. There is now a thin line between the top six and the rest.l am shocked and at the same time impressed with how the teams like Aston Villa, West ham,Everton ,Southampton are now arranged and breathing great confidence when playing against the so called top six.

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