Mourinho says Fulham should apologise if they field a strong side

Tottenham’s trip to Aston Villa was cancelled after Villa reported a high number of positive Covid-19 cases. Spurs had their match against Fulham called off a few hours before the kick-off in December, which drew criticism from Mourinho, and the Premier League decided to reschedule the game to Wednesday.

Scott Parker admitted in his pre-match briefing that he was angry with the short notice from Premier League to play Tottenham on Wednesday, and branded the decision “scandalous”.

Mourinho said he is expecting Fulham to field a strong side against Tottenham despite Parker’s comments. The Spurs manager added “They played Saturday against QPR in London. They have Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to prepare for the game tomorrow.”

If they come with half of the team I will be the first one to apologise to them, and I will be the first one to say we played this game with an advantage.”

If they come with their best team I think they should apologise to all of us. Come on, let’s play football, let’s behave the best we can, let’s protect our industry, our image, and let’s play football.”

We should see their team, their starting line-up, their bench, the players that are not involved.”

After that, we can all feel sorry for them or we can all think that they shouldn’t speak. My feeling is that they will play with everybody, maybe one player out, maximum two, that’s just my guess.”

Of course we don’t have access to any of this information, it’s just a feeling I have, the best Fulham will be here. When we see the best Fulham then you realise lots of things they don’t make sense.”

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