12 Jan Are you severe? Tottenham’s Mourinho Fulham’s Parker at odds over rearranged recreation
Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho and Fulham counterpart Scott Parker have clashed over the Premier League’s resolution to rearrange their fixture at solely 48 hours discover.
Fourth-placed Spurs have been scheduled to face Aston Villa on Wednesday however that match was postponed after a COVID-19 outbreak compelled the closure of the Midlands membership’s coaching floor.
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As a substitute, Tottenham’s house recreation with Fulham, itself postponed two hours earlier than kickoff on Dec. 30 after a COVID outbreak among the many Fulham squad, has been squeezed in.
Parker has criticised the Premier League and mentioned though there was discuss of the change final weekend, it was solely confirmed on Monday.
“To verify that on Monday morning is scandalous. You are always understanding properly upfront,” he instructed reporters.
Fulham beat Queens Park Rangers within the FA Cup third spherical on Saturday and Parker mentioned his team selection for that recreation might need modified had he recognized they confronted Jose Mourinho’s high-flying Tottenham facet just a few days later.
“The choices I might have made with QPR, or the gamers who’re simply coming again. We have had it powerful with COVID. That is rapidly altering Monday morning. It is insanity actually,” he mentioned.
Mourinho supplied little sympathy for his Fulham counterpart when requested about it on Tuesday.
“Are you severe? They’d 48 hours to arrange for this recreation. Look, I had the information that I wasn’t going to play them two hours earlier than the sport began,” he mentioned in reference to the choice to postpone the unique recreation in opposition to Fulham.
Data from Reuters was used on this report.