Jose Mourinho vents anger at VAR decisions after Tottenham draw

Date published: Saturday 18th January 2020 3:46 - Robert McCarthy

Jose Mourinho was not impressed with VAR as Tottenham came away from Watford with a point after a goalless draw at Vicarage Road.

In a game which both sides could have won after a frantic finish, Paulo Gazzaniga saved a Troy Deeney penalty and then Spurs saw an Erik Lamela effort just scrambled off the line.

After the match, Mourinho told BBC Sport: “We played very well. We started the game without a striker but with lots of offensive players.

“We had the control of the game, especially in the first half, We arrived in dangerous positions, we created chances but we did not manage to score.

“I am happy with how we played, our commitment. I think the result is unfair, I think it would have been more unfair if we lost.

“We are not good at adapting to this style of football. We were quite difficult to play.”

On the VAR decisions, he added: “They did not discuss that one that should have been a penalty and then they looked at one that was clearly not. That’s also alongside the red cards that should have been.

“Very bad decisions. I love goal-line technology, I respect that.”

Meanwhile, Issa Diop has denied any knowledge of speculation linking him with a move away from West Ham, explaining why he doesn’t want to pay attention to rumours.

The French defender has been linked with a move across London to team up with Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur, with the club still waiting to see if Jan Vertonghen is going to commit to the club beyond the expiration of his contract in six months’ time.

It is believed that Tottenham received a negative response from their cross-city rivals, learning that the £65m-rated Diop – who Mourinho had praised after his performance against Manchester United in 2018 – was not for sale.

Diop has now backed up that stance by declaring that he is not even interested in finding out which clubs want to sign him. Read more…


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