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“No one told me I’m not going to play” – Mourinho ready to face Villa

Mon 11 January 2021 | 9:11

Tottenham are getting ready for their clash this week, notwithstanding the coronavirus worries.



Jose Mourinho

is having his squad prepared for Wednesday’s

Premier League

match against

Aston Villa

to go according to the fixture.

Due to the coronavirus situation, Aston Villa played some of their youth players in the clash against


which came down to a 4-1 defeat for the host.

Although the coronavirus outbreak is raising some concerns regarding Wednesday’s clash, Tottenham can’t postpone the game since it makes their fixture more chaotic.

Following the Spurs 5-0 FA Cup victory over Marine, the Portuguese head coach declared their next game will be held on “Wednesday”.


No one has told me any different that I am not going to play so tomorrow morning we'll start preparing that game,

" he added.


The same Tuesday, unless we're told different.


Tottenham are sitting fourth on the Premier League table, lacking four points from Liverpool and

Manchester United

. Mourinho’s side will go into battle with

Manchester City

in the final of the Carabao Cup, and push for a pass from the knockout stage of the

Europa League


On Sunday’s clash against Marine, Carlos Vinicius contributed a hat-trick, with Lucas Moura and Alfie Devine also meeting the back of the net. Devine broke the record of being the youngest to both debut and score a goal for Tottenham.

Marine manager Neil Young hailed Mourinho’s side for pulling off a significant display post-match: "

It has been a nice, tough week because we've had a lot of media duties, and with our players being part-time we've got jobs as well, but we'll reflect.

"I won't reflect on this game too much, it's a proud moment to be able to bring Tottenham here and to meet Jose personally. From an FA Cup perspective, to bring the team and subs they did is great.

"Jose was very complimentary about the club and the pitch. I've got so much admiration for Tottenham, not just because of the players they bought today but also the way their supporters have got behind our football club and logistically they've supported us with that."

He added: "

It was a tough afternoon, they brought a very strong side really, and we're grateful for that. They've shown us respect have Jose Mourinho, and their club, to bring all their stars here to play against us. I'm very proud of my team, we've come a long way. It was our eighth FA Cup tie but it was a tough afternoon.

"It would have been easy not to and save them but it has been a great season and we're very proud of what we've achieved."

source: SportMob