‘Normally teams are very lucky against us’ – Mourinho with sly dig at VAR and referees

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Tottenham Hotspur recorded their first Premier League win of the new year last night, while also scoring their first two goals of 2020 at home to Norwich City.

Spurs opened the scoring through a Dele Alli tap in after some good work from Serge Aurier on the right-hand side.

However, the Lilywhites were pegged back again after Pukki converted a penalty when Ryan Sessegnon tripped Max Aarons in the box.

Luckily, a fortunate deflection on a Dele Alli cross late on in the match looped its way to Heung Min Son at the back post who couldn’t miss with a header.

Perhaps things could have been simpler for Spurs though if a VAR decision had gone differently, as Todd Cantwell was the subject of a red card check after a challenge on Erik Lamela.

Cantwell was only booked in the end, and while Mourinho said he had not had a look at the incident, he did have a sly did at referees and VAR by claiming that teams were usually lucky against Spurs.

He said (Football London): “Normally players and teams that play against us, they are all lucky. But to be honest, it was too far for me, I didn’t watch it on TV, I don’t want to say anything about it. I don’t want to say anything about the penalty, I was too far.

“I didn’t watch on TV yet. The only thing I want to say is that normally players and teams are lucky against us. Capoue was lucky, Watford was lucky, Robertson was lucky, Liverpool was lucky. Normally teams are very lucky against us. In this specific situation, I can’t comment.”

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