Mourinho accuses media of double-standards after colleague went ‘a bit too far’

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There have been rumours circulating over the last few days suggesting that Jose Mourinho is running the risk of losing his job with Tottenham currently struggling on the pitch.

Mourinho certainly came out in a defiant mood in his press conference on Tuesday, insisting that he is confident of turning things around and is more motivated than ever to achieve success at Spurs.

The Spurs boss also proceeded to explain why some of the things he said in the post-match press conference after Tottenham’s 2-1 loss at West Ham were taken out of context.

The 58-year-old explained how it is not always easy for coaches to give composed answers immediately after losses and in the process, also made another interesting observation.

Mourinho noted that some of his fellow colleagues do not receive the same kind of treatment from the media when they cross the line as he does.

The 58-year-old said (via Alasdair Gold): “This weekend I think one of my colleagues went a bit too far in his words.

“But that’s another story because it’s not Jose Mourinho, that’s not a problem.”

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I suspect Mourinho might be referring to Thomas Tuchel’s comments about Callum Hudson-Odoi after taking him off in the 76th minute despite only bringing the 20-year-old on at half-time. The Chelsea boss said after the Blues’ 1-1 draw against Southampton that he was not happy with the youngster’s attitude and work rate.

Mourinho does have a point when he talks about double-standards as there was a lot made of his criticisms of the likes of Bale, Alli and Ndombele, even though he did not go as far as Tuchel, who humiliated a young player by bringing him off and then criticised his attitude publicly.

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