Mou STORMS OUT of press conference due to sound issues after Bournemouth game
Jose Mourinho abruptly left his post-match press conference following Tottenham’s 0-0 draw at Bournemouth claiming he couldn’t hear reporters due to technical difficulties on his video link.
The Portuguese boss’ side dropped points at the Vitality Stadium but were lucky to come away with only a point as the Cherries had a late goal disallowed by VAR for handball.
And when sound issues affected the video link connecting him to reporters during his post-match press conference, Mourinho did not have the patience to wait around for the technical problem to be resolved.
After several attempts at asking a question, one reporter said: ‘Hello Jose, can you hear me?’
Mourinho then said, ‘no’ – before slamming down his headphones and walked away from the media briefing without answering a single question.
The Tottenham manager was annoyed during his side’s poor showing at Bournemouth but also vented his frustration at referee Paul Tierney and the VAR decision system.
In the opening five minutes of the game, Harry Kane appeared to be pushed in the back by Bournemouth’s Josh King when the England captain was trying to head the ball in the penalty area.
No on-field decision was made by the referee or his officials and VAR decided that the contact made by King did not warrant a penalty.
His Spurs side then failed to register a single shot on target against the relegation-threatened Cherries as Mourinho’s squad ended up winless on the road for the sixth consecutive game in all competitions.
The Portuguese boss did manage to speak to Sky Sports after the disappointing draw, saying: ‘I feel I got enough desire and they [Spurs] couldn’t give more today.
‘We were dominant behind but then there was lack of sharpness in the attacking areas.
‘I made changes, I think the changes helped to improve the game in the last half but we didn’t score.
‘Credit to Bournemouth. I was a bit surprised because I thought they wanted to win the game and I was surprised they just wanted a point – but maybe they did their maths and I think a point gives them a chance.’
Tottenham’s next match is a mouth-watering north London derby at home to Arsenal, who are unbeaten in their last five games, a run which has seen them win four times.
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