Jose Mourinho claims this Premier League decision is ‘criminal’ against his players

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur took on Brighton in a festive fixture at the new stadium today, grabbing all three points on Boxing Day to round off an excellent Christmas.

The Lilywhites took the lead through Harry Kane, although the goal was ruled out for offside via VAR. Spurs then went 1-0 down after failing to defend a set-piece from Albion.

However, Mourinho’s men came out looking like a different team in the second half, with far more energy and quality on the ball.

Harry Kane scored again, but this time it was ruled good, before Dele Alli clinched the winner with a superb finish into the top far corner.

However, it was a tough-fought match from Tottenham, which isn’t ideal as they have Norwich away in just 48-hours thanks to the festive Premier League scheduling.

Jose Mourinho has not hit out at the decision to make his player compete twice in a matter of days, labelling it as criminal.

He said (Football London): “How can they play again in 48 hours. It’s against every rule of physiology. It’s criminal.”

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