The Spurs Captain Kane accused of drawing a foul from Adam Lallana, that earned him a spot kick. The England captain converted from the spot, in the win over Brighton, but he received tons of criticism the way he created win for his team. On this backlash Mourinho defending his team fired back at media. He said:
“I think you are confused,”
“You could be speaking about some Manchester United players, some Man City players, some Liverpool players, some Chelsea players. You are speaking about Kane?
“He was in position to control the ball and Lallana came in a reckless action and committed the foul. It was a foul. What are the media speaking about? It’s a foul.
“Direct free-kick or penalty, that’s for the VAR to decide. It’s inside [the box].
“It’s not being clever. Harry Kane is there to score goals. Lallana was reckless, he made a mistake. What are you speaking about?
“You have to speak about something that happened that could have a direct impact on the result of the game, which was their goal.
“Speak about Liverpool, Man United, these penalties where you see the ‘clever’ guy on the floor. Don’t speak about Harry Kane.”
It was not the first time Mourinho has railed against the media in recent days, revealing after Gareth Bale’s first goal back at Tottenham – also against Brighton – he would be studying the response in Spain, where the winger was criticised as a Real Madrid player.
“I just talk about the Spanish media, the media that used to not be very nice with Gareth,” he said on Wednesday.
“Yes, they were very fair, very honest, praising his connection with [Sergio] Reguilon. I think they were very honest and I’m happy with that.”