Jose Mourinho called Southampton's goalkeeper coach Andrew Sparkes an idiot during Tottenham's painful 1-0 loss at St. Mary's.
The Spurs gaffer also accused the ball boys in stadium of time wasting and said that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) should be rebranded.
Mourinho was shown a yellow card for the off-the-pitch incident as he went into the Saints bench to air his frustration.
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“I think the yellow card is fair because I was rude, but I was rude to an idiot,” said Mourinho.
“For some reason I was rude. But I was, and because I was rude I deserve the yellow card. Basically, I had bad words with the guy.”
Mourinho also spoke about how the ball boys got his team frustrated. “The second half was not easy,” he said.
“They were winning, they were defending basically with 10 players, fighting hard and being aggressive, a good aggressive, with lots of fouls, lots of [times] the match stopped and the ballboys were well coached in the delaying of the game and there was not much play.”
The Portuguese gaffer also insisted that the VAR should be rebranded to Video Referees (VR) because he feels they are still the same of people who make big decisions.
“In this moment the referees are not the referees. I think the VAR should change their name because ‘video assistant referee’, that’s not true. It should be VR, video referees, because they are the referees, they are the assistant. It is strange because you see the referees on the pitch and they are not the referees, they are the assistant referees. The other guys in [Stockley Park], they are the ones that make the big decisions in the game.”
Unfortunately for Tottenham, they were left with injuries to Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele as they failed to close the gap on the Champions League positions.
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The Liverpool strikers are for third time in contention for the most coveted individual crown in African football with Salah winning the last two editions.
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