Tottenham Hotspur press conference LIVE: Jose Mourinho on Harry Kane, The FA Cup & Gareth Bale 
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13:432 years ago

The broadcast section has finished

Stay tuned on for more reaction from José Mourinho's pre-Everton press conference.
13:422 years ago

Time on the pitch for Bale and Hart

"I have to wait for the training session. I want the players to help me in my decisions."

"I think it is a situation where players will help us to make the decisions for them."

13:402 years ago

On playing in empty stadiums

"FA Cup is a special competition."

"In the Premier League, I have to admit, one thing is to play with full stadium and one thing is to play with an empty stadium."

"The reality is, an empty stadium is a completely different situation."

Mourinho also says that if the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was full against Chelsea, it would have made a difference. 

13:362 years ago

On Dele Alli

"Nothing changed. He's not injured and he can train with the team."

"What maybe changed is the speculation around him. The end of the speculation will be the end of questions."

"We need players to help the team. Hopefully he can do that."

"If he can play for 10-15 minutes to help the team, that will be good for us."

13:332 years ago

On Everton

"Carlo is Carlo. He doesn't go to a club to have fun. He goes to try and be Carlo."

"A winner, one of the best managers in the World. Of course, by arriving, he brings that ambition."

"Carlo, with time, will win. I'm not saying Everton can jump over the top clubs with incredible history. But nobody better than Carlo to bring a trophy to Everton."

13:312 years ago

On this moment

"We have to play against everybody. At the end of the season, everyone plays the same matches against every opponent."

"Europa League is a competition where we have already played an incredible amount of matches. We will give everything for the next round to try and progress."

"Let's go tomorrow."

13:292 years ago

On team news

"Serge Aurier left the game as you know. Little problem. Can he play tomorrow? I don't think so. 

"Lo Celso, no chance. Dele Alli trained well with the team yesterday."

"We need to go player by player to have their feelings and discuss with them. Of course we want to go with a strong team, but at the same time, we don't want to create problems for the players."

13:262 years ago

Jose Mourinho has arrived!

The Spurs boss has sat down to face questions from the broadcast section first. 
13:162 years ago

15 minutes to go

Jose Mourinho's press conference is due to start in around 15 minutes. Stay tuned on for live updates of the broadcast section. 

Furthermore, there will be additional coverage following the press conference at 22:30 this evening. 

12:582 years ago

Welcome back!

Jose Mourinho is set to face questions from journalists on Zoom at around 13:30, ahead of the FA Cup clash against Everton. 
11:162 years ago

Mourinho post-West Brom

11:162 years ago

Last time out

11:122 years ago

On the FA Cup

Spurs edged past Wycombe Wanderers in the last round, however, the upcoming test against Carlo Ancelotti's Everton will be a much greater task for Mourinho.  

Following 'clear-the-air’ talks the other week, Jose Mourinho was confident, that upon his return from injury, Dele Alli possesses the capabilities to become a ‘very important player’ for Spurs once again. 

The Spurs boss said, "I think we found very common ground. It's an important period of the season for the team and it’s a very important period for him also. We need him. We need a good Dele Alli.” 

It is possible that Alli will be handed a chance tomorrow to rejuvenate his career tomorrow night.  

11:092 years ago

Gareth Bale

Bale’s return to The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, has so far been a disappointment. Questions have been raised with Mourinho’s attitude towards the Welshman, whilst there have also been question marks over Bale’s ambition to break into the side.  

When asked if he could provide the valuable game time to Bale, Mourinho said, “I cannot do it.”  

He continued, “In high level football, it is very difficult to do, especially in the Premier League, where the level is so, so high. That is very, very difficult to do.”
11:082 years ago

Harry Kane

A key figure in Spurs’ 2-0 win on the weekend was down to the return of Harry Kane.  

It had been feared that their talisman would have beeen absent for a number of weeks, however, Kane’s injury was a rather short one, and his return is championed by all associated with the club.  

It is likely that journalists will quiz Mourinho over the ‘one man team’ tag that Spurs have gained during Kane’s absence.  

11:082 years ago

Back to winning ways?

After returning to winning ways, following soul destroying defeats to Liverpool, Brighton and Chelsea, Jose Mourinho will be keen to build on a comfortable 2-0 win over West Brom on the weekend.  

Whilst winning the Premier League maybe out of question, Spurs are still fighting on all fronts in the Europa League, FA Cup and the North Londoners are also in the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.  

11:072 years ago


Good afternoon! Welcome to Jose Mourinho’s pre-Everton press conference. 

The Spurs boss is set to face questions from journalists on Zoom at 13:30.