Mourinho leaves key Tottenham quartet at home for Bayern clash

Date published: Tuesday 10th December 2019 7:07 - Robert McCarthy

Tottenham have left Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier at home for their Champions League group game at Bayern Munich.

With both teams already qualified, Jose Mourinho has rested the four players for the dead rubber as he gives fringe players a chance.

Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Erik Lamela, Harry Winks, Michel Vorm and Tanguy Ndombele are all injured and also stay in London.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho hopes Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Bayern Munich will allow his players to show him what they are capable of.

The Portuguese has overseen four wins and a defeat since taking charge at Spurs but still wants to get to know his players better.

“It is an important game because we represent Tottenham. Tottenham is Tottenham. That gives us always a sense of responsibility,” he said ahead of the match in Germany.

“One thing that I am not having is time, when I say time, I mean to know all my players well, and this is a great opportunity for some of them to play, to show what they are capable of.

“Playing in competition is different to training.”

Mourinho has started learning how to speak German and when questioned on why, he revealed it was purely for the joy of learning.


He said: “The motivation is to learn. I was not working for a few months. Curiosity.

“I would love to be here and answer in German. It was not related to jobs as you probably think.”

Mourinho continued: “I don’t imagine myself at Bayern for one reason – I am so happy with my job I don’t look for the next job.

“I will leave Tottenham when Mr Levy and the supporters want me to leave. I don’t want to leave at all.”



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