Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Peterborough Director of Football Barry Fry has accused Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho of lying to the supporters following a recent incident involving defender Toby Alderweireld.
The Belgium missed Spurs’ draw with Newcastle last weekend, although the Portuguese claimed that his absence was down to his late arrival back from international duty.
Mourinho said that Alderweireld didn’t train on Thursday or Friday having failed to make the Covid test in time.
However, prior to Mourinho’s comments about the defender’s omission, Tottenham’s official Twitter account had posted a video from Friday’s training session that included Alderweireld.
Furthermore, Alderweireld then was an unused substitute against Manchester United on Sunday, and hasn’t played a single minute since the north London derby.
Fry told Football FanCast that there’s serious issues going on at Tottenham, and Mourinho’s stubbornness isn’t helping:
“Obviously something’s not right at Tottenham behind the scenes.
“To tell lies and you’re found out, [it] brings a big question mark, why did you tell a lie in the first place? Why not just say ‘I didn’t fancy playing him, I fancied playing someone else and I was wrong’.
“I think he would never admit he’s wrong, that’s the problem. Spurs fans would like him to come out and say ‘I picked the wrong team, had the wrong tactics’, but he never will. He always thinks he’s right, he’s very stubborn like that.”