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Tottenham Hotspur: Fans react as Mourinho accuses media

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There has been confusion surrounding Toby Alderweireld this week after he was omitted from the Spurs squad for their trip to Newcastle last weekend.

Mourinho claimed that both Alderweireld and were left out because they had only returned to training 24 hours before the game following their international commitments.

But sources to Alderweireld disputed that claim, and he was pictured at Enfield on Thursday (via The Athletic).

Mourinho was given the opportunity to clarify the situation as he faced the press before Spurs’ meeting with his old club Manchester United.

But he refused to do so and went on to accuse the media of ‘playing games’.

Is Mourinho feeling the pressure?

Spurs are currently only three points off the top four, but the early promise of the season has unravelled.

They topped the League in early December, but they have picked up only 25 points from a possible 57 since.

The outfit also suffered an embarrassing Europa League exit at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb.

Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick relayed Mourinho’s intriguing comments, and here’s how supporters reacted.

Mourinho slammed after taking aim at media

“Jose has clarified that he is done & dusted as a top class coach! Without hundreds of millions he is just #THFC’s Roy Hodgson”

@CoulsdonTHFC

“Playing games? Says the guy who said Toby had returned late from international duty, only to be shown to be a liar as the club had shown him in training photos in the days before he “returned”. I wonder whether he’d call that playing games?”

@arturstrom

“I’ve declined to want him as my manager”

@richstone99

“Ridiculous”

@Mark_Lynch1

“Ramblings of a mad man. I’m so bored of his drivel. Get him gone.”

@Tottingham_Sean

“Embarrassing. He was either mistaken re Toby or consciously lied. Either way be man enough to admit which. Pathetic but not surprising.”

@PJC78

“It’s all a bit baffling isn’t it. Just tired of this nonsense now.”

@Deano4x8

“Everyone around the club knows his time is up, Levy just gotta pull the trigger”

@Domboloo_

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