Reports almost immediately Friday had recommended that Tottenham had picked against expanding the stay of Gareth Bale, who is borrowed from Real Madrid. Information on a potential takeoff amazed Mourinho, who was resolute that no conversations have occurred.
“There was not a moment of conversation about that. Gareth is a player borrowed until the finish of the period. Not one moment of conversation. We are talking about obviously about Gareth himself, Real Madrid, Tottenham. In any case, I guarantee you, not one moment of conversation.
“He showed up harmed and he was harmed for I accept the main month. Europa League bunch stage is an unexpected level in comparison to than the Premier League. The knockout is an alternate story yet the gathering stage is an alternate force, an alternate beat, an alternate quality.
“So in the Premier League, he didn’t play many minutes. Then another small injury at Stoke where it was having a good first half. Not an easy process.
“Everybody knew that in the past couple of seasons in Madrid’s they were not easy for him. So let’s let’s go step by step and try try to get the best out of him.
The future of Danny RoseDanny Rose has been playing Under-23 football for Spurs recently | James Chance/Getty Images
“I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t know.
“[He is] Working with the Under-23s is playing sometimes with them – and well. The couple of times that I watch him [he made a] good contribution for the kids, for their development. But I don’t know what is going to happen in the market.”
What can be improved to hold on to a leadMourinho admitted that mistakes need to be eliminated | Pool/Getty Images
Spurs have given up various leads this season, most as of late against Fulham yet additionally against Wolves and Crystal Palace during the most recent month. At the point when examined concerning why Tottenham couldn’t finish games off, Mourinho tended to the need to improve nuts and bolts as the best approach to begin getting once again the line.
“We need to score the goals that we can and we need not to make mistakes that punished us. If you compare Hugo’s performance with Areola’s performance, you have an answer. Areola made, I believe, a couple of impossible saves that would kill the the match. Also we hit the post, and then defensive mistake and a goal. That’s it.
“It looks complicated, but it’s simple because it’s about a basic analysis of the game. I’m the first one that digs very, very deep, to try to to understand what my team has to improve and could improve. I’m the first one to do it.
“But going to the basics, you score goals, you kill matches. If you don’t score goals, you stay in the limit. If you don’t make defensive mistakes, you end by winning and if you make a defensive mistake, you can be punished.”
Wilder’s Sheffield United took four points off Spurs last season | Pool/Getty Images
Tottenham slumped to defeat against Sheffield United six months ago, losing convincingly at Bramall Lane. But with Chris Wilder’s side marooned to the bottom of the table, Mourinho was asked whether or not he viewed the Blades as a different proposition given their struggles during 2020/21.
“The same. I don’t look to the table. Of course I look but but I go deeper than that. And they are not the worst team in the Premier League at all. They are a much, much, much better team than what the table says.
“You look at them matches, you analyse them matches, and many times the opponent was not better than them. And many times was one of these small, big details that decides the score, decides the points and decides the table.
“They are a very good team. So honestly, if in our mind is we are going to play against the worst team in in the Premier League, we are going to be in big trouble.