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Fulham’s game postponement due to COVID-19 was “unprofessional” – Mourinho

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The Premier League’s handling of the postponement of Fulham’s game at Tottenham Hotspur due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the West London club was “unprofessional” and could have been handled better, Spurs manager Jose said on Friday. Mourinho.

Fulham was forced to submit a request to the Premier League to reorganize Wednesday’s match due to several positive cases and the league canceled the game less than three hours before kick-off.

Mourinho was not too happy to be kept in the dark until the last minute and had posted a tongue-in-cheek comment on Instagram labeling the Premier League “the best league in the world” while they awaited a decision.

“I don’t want to talk about it too much. Just to say that I felt (that it was) unprofessional, but it was, “Mourinho told reporters before Saturday’s home game against Leeds United.

“We were preparing for that match and of course we didn’t play, and that disrupts what a work week is.

“The previous training sessions would be different if we were to play that game. People say well for me that there was no game, but only good for me if I knew there was no game. “

Mourinho said Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius are expected to be involved against Leeds after both forwards missed the trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers through injury.

Mourinho added that he does not expect arrivals during the January transfer window, as the club’s income was affected due to the pandemic.

“Times are not easy, the club made a great effort in the summer to try to build a good squad,” said Mourinho.

“If something good happened to us, it would be a big surprise to me … I don’t feel I have the right to ask for something.”

Spurs were at the top of the standings last month, but a point from three games has dropped them to seventh, but Mourinho said he hopes his team will improve.

(Reuters / NAN)

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