There are not too many easier ways for players or managers to get into Spurs fans’ good books than to take a dig at their North London rivals, and the same is true for Arsenal fans.
It was music to many Spurs fans’ ears when Mourinho hit back at Arsenal after they decided to poke fun at Tottenham on social media following their 3-1 defeat against Sheffield United (ESPN).
Arsenal had won an FA Cup tie against the Blades just a few days before Tottenham’s loss at Bramall Lane.
While posting the highlights of the game on their official Facebook page, the Gunners included the caption: “It’s not easy beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. Here’s a reminder of how it’s done”.
When the Tottenham boss was asked about the sly dig, he insisted that the Gunners are only thinking about his team’s results since they were not having a good season themselves (Football.London)
Woolwich legend Thierry Henry has now responded to Mourinho’s comments about Arsenal enjoying the problems of their North London rivals.
The Montreal Impact manager insisted that Spurs never consumed much of his thinking as a player and that was not about to change.
Henry told ESPN: “It’s going to be a weird one. It’s going to be the first one where it’s going to be in this type of situation.
“It’s going to be funny to hear Mourinho talk about it.
“I saw the other day he already started to have a go at Arsenal, that was pretty funny at the end of the day.
“But no, listen, I didn’t think about it too much. Because I don’t think about Tottenham and I never did in fairness so it won’t change.”
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Jose has never really got on well with the Arsenal fans and now that he is Spurs boss, his relationship with them is only likely going to sour even further. On Sunday, I believe he will set us up similarly to the Everton and Bournemouth game with both Winks and Sissoko protecting the back three/back four.
Arsenal will also likely look to sit back and hit us on the counter rather than trying to commit bodies forward. So this will certainly not be a classic North London Derby with another 0-0 potentially on the cards. The first goal will likely decide the game.
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