‘Desperate’ Jose Mourinho denies latest media reports

Date published: Thursday 14th May 2020 12:27

Jose Mourinho has clarified his opinion on plans for the Premier League to resume.

Amid conflicting reports emerging from Wednesday’s meeting of all 20 Premier League managers, Mourinho’s stance was difficult to decipher.

Some reports suggested he was leading the movement to push the restart back at least a month, while others suggested he was the most eager of anyone to recommence as soon as possible.

Seeking to clarify the situation, Mourinho has said that he is “desperate for the Premier League to return as soon as it is safe to do so”.

“I don’t think my position in the meeting has been reflected fairly at all today in media reports,” the Portuguese said in a statement on Thursday.

“I have not asked for any delay. I want to train, and I am desperate for the Premier League to return as soon as it is safe to do so, particularly now we are seeing other leagues preparing to return to action.

“I am extremely proud of the way my players have maintained their fitness – they have shown great professionalism, passion and dedication.

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“We have all been working extremely hard through remote squad training sessions and isolated running now the pitches are available to use again at the training centre.

“Every player has been extremely committed in terms of their individual work and now we wait for clearance to commence working in small groups again, which I will fully support.”

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