Jose Mourinho is already making headlines for his antics with Tottenham Hotspurs. Last week he was shown a yellow card for looking at one Southampton’s coach notes during the clash Spurs lost to the Saints.
Well, that doesn’t seem to be the end of Mou, as the Portuguese boss has made a bold claim about the ball used in the FA Cup tie between Tottenham and Middlesbrough last weekend. Mourinho claimed the £115 Mitre Ball used in their FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough was “too light” before comparing it to a “beach ball”.
In the end, the Premier League side only managed to get a 1-1 draw at the Riverside after Lucas Moura tied the game after Boro took the league from an Ashley Fletcher score.
Therefore, after a difficult day at work Mou went off on the ball, not a rival player, not the refs but the ball. He took an aim at the weight of the ball used in Sunday’s third-round cup tie but insisted it wasn’t an excuse.
“I think this ball is beach ball,” he told BT Sport. “It’s too light. I don’t think it helps the players. But that’s not an excuse.”
That’s wasn’t the only complaint made by Mourinho after the game. He also claimed VAR would have ruled out Middlesbrough’s opener in the 50th minute for offside.
“Yeah because the Middlesbrough goal is offside. VAR would give (the offside decision),” Mourinho said.
“The referee was not some guy in an office 200 miles away (today).”
It’s crazy to see how that wasn’t an excuse as only him noticed the weight of the ball. It remains to be seen how things will go with Mou and the football when Spurs host the Championship side in an FA Cup third-round replay on January 14th.