‘No pressure’ – Mourinho opens up on Aurier situation and whether he will play this week

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that the club will put no pressure on Serge Aurier over playing this week against Newcastle.

This comes after the tragic news on Monday morning that Serge’s younger brother, Christopher Aurier, had been murdered in France.

Reports revealed that Christopher had been shot dead outside a night club in Toulouse in the early hours of Monday morning (SkySports).

The Telegraph had already reported following the incident that Tottenham were prepared to give Serge their full support during this tough time, allowing him to make the decision regarding whether he can feature on the pitch.

Jose Mourinho has now reiterated those sentiments, claiming that the club would respect Aurier’s decision and that they would have a better idea with regards to his feelings after training today.

Tottenham are set to face Newcastle United on Wednesday night as they look to mount a charge on the Europa League positions for next season.

Football London report that Mourinho had this to say in his pre-match press conference:

“At the moment, just myself and others in the club spoke to him just to support him in a tragic moment for him and his family. His way of reacting, every person is a different feeling.

“So we are going to respect 100% Serge’s decisions and no pressure from us. This afternoon after training we’ll have a better idea of how he is feeling.

“Everybody reacts in a different way. Similar feelings and pain but people react in different way.”

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