Jose Mourinho has indicated that he thinks Fulham should apologise to Tottenham if they turn up with their full first-team this evening.
However, the Spurs head coach did add that he will be the first one to apologise to them if they only manage to bring half their team due to the nature of the rescheduled fixture.
Tottenham and Fulham were originally supposed to meet on December 30th in North London, but the fixture was called off due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Cottagers’ camp.
The same situation occurred this week when Aston Villa vs Tottenham was postponed due to a Coronavirus outbreak, leaving Spurs with Wednesday evening free.
Fulham were due to play Chelsea on Friday, but the Premier League decided to push this fixture to the weekend in order to allow the London side to face Spurs on Wednesday.
It is fair to say that Scott Parker was displeased by the decision and Jose Mourinho was satisfied that his team were being allowed to play. However, fresh quotes last night revealed that Mourinho may expect an apology.
He said (Football London): “In relation to Fulham, I think we should wait for tomorrow
“We should see their team, their starting line up, their bench, the players that start, the players on the bench, and the players not involved in the game.
“After that, we can all feel sorry for them, or we can all think that they shouldn’t speak. My feeling is just my feeling. It’s that they will play with everybody. Maybe one player out. Maximum two.
“That’s just my guess because all this is confidential information and we don’t have access to any of this.
“It’s just a feeling that I have, the best Fulham will be here, so when we see the best Fulham, then you realise lots of things don’t make sense.”
He added: “Do you want to finish the season or no? Do you want football to keep going or no?
“Do you want to be the only country in Europe without football or no? Do we want the end of the season with champions, a Cup winner, with relegation, with Europe, or we don’t? That’s the main question.
“Do you football journalists want to keep working or no? Do we want to have our salaries, yes or no? What do we want?
“We played, if I’m not wrong, 11 more matches than Fulham since the beginning of the season. Eleven. We played every week three matches a week. We played in one week four matches. They played Saturday against QPR, in London.
“They have Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to prepare for the game. If they come with half of the team, I will be the first one to apologise to them, and I will be the first one to say we played this game with an advantage.
“If they come with their best, I think they should apologise to all of us. Come on, let’s play football. Let’s behave the best we can. Let’s protect our industry. Let’s protect our image and let’s play football.”
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