Date: 26th March 2021 at 3:15pm
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Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been discussing all things related to the north London club after their 2-0 victory away to Aston Villa on the weekend. 

In his latest video posted to his YouTube channel, Gold discussed Mourinho’s way of handling players who may be suffering from a slight injury.

Ben Davies was removed from the Wales squad during the week through injury and Mourinho took to Instagram to comment on the reasoning behind the Welshman’s injury.

Mourinho said: “When a player plays injured to help his team to recover from two bad defeats, this can happen. A man, team player.”

On the topic of Mourinho’s position on playing players despite them having injury concerns, Gold had this to say on the matter.

He said: “Mourinho has a bit of a thing about players playing with injuries, it’s been a bit of an obsession. He very much is a guy that hates players not playing through pain because he feels all players should – Pochettino was a little bit like this.

“It’s a little bit outdated. And I get an element of it, I get about being a bit tougher and stuff like that. But modern footballers, we know their very different makeup, the way they are to other footballers, and when you do get Mourinho’s critics and say he doesn’t know how to relate to modern footballers, I do kind of feel like in moments like that he slightly portrays himself with things like that, it doesn’t come across brilliantly.”

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Ben Davies was said to have suffered the injury after coming on against Villa from the bench and playing the full 120 minutes in their embarrassing Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb.

The Welshman has made 38 appearances for Spurs this season across all competitions and has provided four assists across the Premier League and Europa League (via Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…

When you look at the comment Mourinho left on the Instagram post, it does make you question why he brought Davies on in the win against Villa. Granted, was forced off with an injury, however, if he knew Davies was at risk of suffering an injury himself then surely he could have chosen someone else to come on for the Spaniard and avoided this entire scenario.