Pundit claims Spurs media team ‘must get hold’ of Mourinho after recent comments

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Dom Le Roy

Danny Mills has asked Tottenham’s media team to ensure they communicate to Jose Mourinho about the need to sing from the same hymn sheet following the Spurs boss’ comments about Toby Alderweireld last week.

When asked to explain Alderweireld’s absence from the matchday squad after Tottenham’s 2-2 draw against Newcastle last Sunday, Mourinho stated that the centre-back had not returned in time from international duty to take his Covid tests and train with the team.

However, reports suggested that the 32-year-old did return to Hotspur Way on Wednesday  and trained with the team for three days before their trip to St James’ Park while a video of training released by the club also showed that the Belgian was involved in the sessio.

Mourinho’s post-match comments attracted some controversy, with many left puzzled by the accuracy of the message.

The Tottenham boss hit out at the media outlets on Friday for the way they covered his comments about Alderweireld, accusing the press of speculating on the matter without knowing the facts of what went on.

Mills believes the controversy arose because of a lack of communication between the club’s media team and the Portuguese coach.

The former Leeds defender told Football Insider: “The media people at Tottenham need to get hold of Mourinho and come together to make sure they’re all singing from the same hymn sheet.

“If you want to keep something quiet and off-book that’s fine, you have the right to do that as a club.

“But make sure you’re singing the same song because you’re making more problems than solutions.”


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