Jose Mourinho has challenged Premier League to show leadership and not punish Tottenham with more postponements over Covid-19 concerns. The Spurs manager recently criticised the Premier League after their game against Fulham was called off just few hours before the kick-off.
Aston Villa, who host Spurs in the Premier League on Wednesday, reported an outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the first-team squad, with up to 10 players ruled out. Tottenham’s participation in EFL Cup final has resulted in rescheduling of their reverse fixture against Fulham in April, and Mourinho believes its unfair to reschedule so many matches.
Speaking to reporters ahead of their FA Cup tie against Marine, Mourinho said, “We cannot be put in an impossible situation. To have three matches postponed would be impossible.“
“It’s the moment for the Premier League to show leadership, to make decisions. A club like us is trying everything every day to be ready to play, to follow the rules we have in our hands.”
“We cannot be punished. If we don’t play against Aston Villa, that will be three matches postponed, and that will be impossible.”
“After the season we have the Euros, and of course the Euros are not going to be moved. I believe it is an impossible situation for a club to have three matches postponed, especially if that club plays in Europe.”
“For a Europa League team to have three matches postponed is completely impossible, that is the only thing I can say.”