“I’m just waiting”: Jose Mourinho jokingly asks if his Manchester United team that came second at Manchester City in 2018 should receive the title before calling Spurs to get the most points possible
- Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist a clever joke about Manchester City’s UEFA ban
- The Tottenham boss was asked if fifth place would qualify for the Champions League
- Mourinho joked that the 2018 title was given to his former Manchester United team
- The city has undertaken to appeal against UEFA’s decision to ban them from Europe
Jose Mourinho could not resist a mischievous joke about Manchester City’s financial irregularities after Tottenham went back to the top five of the Premier League.
Son Heung-min scored a stint winner at Aston Villa and boss Spurs was asked if the fifth could be good enough to qualify for the Champions League, since City had to face the prospect of a ban on two years after the competition.
“I didn’t waste a single minute analyzing what UEFA has to analyze,” replied Mourinho. “If I try, I have to ask if the team that came second in 2018 will be champion, yes or no?”
Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist a clever joke about Manchester City’s financial irregularities
The Tottenham boss was asked about the UEFA ban after Aston Villa’s dramatic victory
His Manchester United squad was second, 19 points behind City in 2018, and boss Spurs added: ‘It would be interesting but joking aside, I only wait calmly.
‘Fourth or fifth, I only think of doing the best we can. The more points we can get, the better position we can get. At the end of the season we will see where we are. If we are sixth or seventh, it doesn’t matter if the fifth goes to the Champions League. “
Manchester City has pledged to appeal against UEFA’s decision to hit them with a fine and a Champions League ban for failing to comply with financial fair play rules.
Manchester City has pledged to fight the decision to hit them with a European ban
And Mourinho joked if his former Manchester United team would be awarded the 2018 title
“I don’t think it’s huge decisions or small decisions,” said Mourinho. ‘The rule, the law, is or is not. UEFA punishes them but they have the opportunity to appeal.
‘Until the end of the appeal, Manchester City has the advantage of the doubt. At the end of the process we will see if they are punished or not. ‘
Tottenham are at some point from Chelsea in fourth place and go to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
“There is a big fight,” said Mourinho. ‘This is the Premier League. So when we talk about fifth place, certainly Wolves, Sheffield United, Man United, Arsenal, Everton, everyone looks at the table and week after week they say we can do it and they can. It will be very difficult. ‘