Mourinho accuses fans for post-match incident involving Dier

Thu 05 March 2020 | 18:06

Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, discussed the post-match incident involving Dier running into stands.

After Eric Dier climbed into the stands to confront fans in a post-match incident in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Jose Mourinho backed Dier by addressing people sitting in "privileged positions".

after a 1-1 draw at the end of extra time, Tottenham finally lost in a penalty shoot-out to Norwich City to leave the fifth round of FA Cup .

An incident involving Tottenham's England international, Eric Dier, however, left the match in the shade: As the stadium emptied, Dier leapt over advertising hoardings and raced into the West Stand to hunt down a fan who had allegedly abused his brother in astonishing scenes last night.

Tottenham head coach Mourinho addressed the people sitting in the corporate areas of the stadium and said:

"The people that are in these privileged positions by the tunnel," Mourinho told reporters post-match, while adding he is unaware of racism allegations.

"Of course some are Tottenham fans but I think a lot of corporate, a lot of invitation, a lot of people with special status and probably it's the place of the stadium where I sometimes have doubts over if they are the real Tottenham fans because these [real fans] are the ones who support the boys until the last.

"This person insulted Eric, this family was there. The young brother was not happy with the situation and then Eric, I repeat did what we professionals cannot do, but did something that probably we would do."

The loss to Norwich City was another blow to Tottenham who have been suffering several injuries lately and had no win in their last four matches.

Spurs must dust themselves off quickly as they travel to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday before making the trip to RB Leipzig for the return leg of their Champions League last-16 tie only three days later.

As Tottenham, who by now sit on the seventh position in the Premier League and are only five points behind the fourth place, struggle to shake off injuries and compete in the Champions League, Mourinho says he can only focus on one competition.

"In this moment I have to think about what's next and I have to speak to my club because I think some of these boys to have a chance to fight Tuesday for a Champions League position they just can't play on Saturday," Mourinho added. "Particularly in forward positions, behind we've got options but not going forward."

"I think we don't deserve the result but that's football. As you can expect it was a difficult game, as I could expect some of my players were really, really in trouble and they made an incredible effort to try," he said.

"Harry Winks was completely dead. I think he's started 11 to 12 games in a row, we had many, many players in trouble.

"I don't have one single negative feeling towards my players, the opposite, they tried fantastic things. I am really, really sad for the boys, I can cope with the bad result and with negative moments, I've had so many, but I am really sad for the players."



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