Mourinho admits he is desperate to build ‘connection’ with Spurs fans on matchdays

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Jose Mourinho admitted in his matchday programme column ahead of Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Manchester City that he is desperate for fans to return to the stadium as he is keen to build a connection with them during matchdays.

Spectators have not been allowed inside stadia around the UK since March but reports do indicate that they may be permitted to return in a reduced capacity from next month.

Some pundits have suggested that playing in front of empty stadiums has been a positive for Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, given the counter-attacking style they currently employ.

However, Mourinho himself is adamant that he wants fans to return as soon as possible.

The Tottenham boss wrote his matchday programme column (as relayed by Football.London): “The past 12 months spent here have been a great personal experience for me, although it is sad that most of that period has been spent without you in the stadium with us.

“For me, it is so important to build that connection with the fans on matchdays. I miss it and I hope it is not too long before we can resume that relationship.”

The 58-year-old also spoke about the open nature of the league this season and insisted that his players remain focused on taking things one game at a time.

Mourinho added: “We have seen across the Premier League this season just how open it is. You are never guaranteed three points from any fixture, not even when you build a big lead.

“We are learning that this is the way the Premier League is playing out, every point gained is like gold.”

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