Jose Mourinho will be facing Slavin Bilic this weekend, and he insists he’s a lot quieter these days compared to when the duo previously met four years ago.
That afternoon in November 2016, Mourinho was in charge of Manchester United and Expelled for kicking a water bottle His second red card in a month – during a 1-1 draw with Bilic West Ham at Old Trafford.
Before his resounding team moved from Tottenham to The Hawthorns with the opportunity to climb to the top of the Premier League, the Portuguese believes he is now able to control his passion that has not waned.
“The good thing is – for a long, long, long, long – I haven’t been suspended or suspended,” said Mourinho, who admits that “sometimes” it is very difficult to stay calm. “I haven’t lost my passion, but I’m more experienced and have more emotional control.”
The prologue of the water bottle was provoked by Paul Pogba who received a yellow card for the simulator. Warning Bilic later admitted he was cruel. Mourinho said: “This is because he is a footballer. He has a lot of experience, and I think that regardless of our friendship, football understands this kind of situation.”
If Tottenham beat West Bromwich Bilic on Sunday, he could top the Premier League, at least for a few hours. Mourinho, despite his repeated refusal to think of Tottenham as the title contender this year, admits he would like to see that.
We won’t hide you always looking at the table and where you are, ”he admits. “If you look through cynical medical eyes, you see (being on top) doesn’t mean much; the league is so compressed.
“But looking at it and seeing you are in third, second, fourth, or first place makes a difference.”
Ahead of West Bromwich Albion, Tottenham will play Ludogorets in Bulgaria on Thursday evening, a week after suffering a disappointing loss and his performance at Royal Antwerp. After that match, Mourinho criticized his players, even on social media.
Under a picture of him on Instagram on the team bus afterward, he said: “ A bad performance deserves bad results. Hope everyone on this bus is upset like me. Tomorrow 11 am training. “
Some former players, including Darren Bennett and Martin Keon, have criticized the move, but Mourinho said the sticking was not aimed at provocation or even inspiration. He said, “No, that wasn’t the goal.” “I’m not an Instagram guy by nature. I have to be honest. I have nothing to hide.
“Sponsors have asked me to do this because when I closed my account a few years ago, we had a few million followers and the sponsors weren’t happy when I closed it, so I am doing it now bit by bit.
“Do players look at me and read that? I have no idea. The variety of posts makes it fun in the end, and people love to follow it for this reason. It’s very funny. No problem.”
Bulgaria on Thursday. West Midlands On Sunday, Tottenham’s busy schedule continues, but Jose took the time to call Diego Maradona, who had just undergone brain surgery in Argentina. I express my thoughts privately to him. I am not able to talk to him of course now, but I am still able to send my message directly to his phone and hope everything goes well.
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