Jos Mourinho Digs Out Liverpool With 'Lucky' Jibe Before Piling Into Tea Drinking VAR

Tottenham head coach José Mourinho claimed Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool were "lucky" after Andy Robertson escaped a possible red card - before going on to suggest that VAR officials "were having a tea" when the incident took place.

The Scotsman put in a heavy tackle on youngster Japhet Tanganga, which was reviewed, but did not suffer any repercussions - and the away side went on to win the game with 11 men on the pitch

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When questioned by ​Sky Sports over Liverpool being potential champions elect, Mourinho was quick to praise the 'strong' Reds, but also branded Jurgen Klopp's side as 'lucky', regarding the decisions that went in their favour. 

"I said that when I was working for you (Sky Sports). I said that after they beat Manchester City three or four months ago and they are so, so good and so, so strong in every area. 

"On top of that, they are lucky. They could have perfectly conceded a goal, they could have perfectly finished the game in ten, because the VAR at the time was having a tea, and they didn't watch Robertson for the red card - compared with Son, who got a red card (against Chelsea).  

"But it's a fantastic experience for the boys and as I was saying to the boys inside, with what we have at the time, they gave absolutely everything. 

"So sadness, yes, but I told them 'don't hide at home, go out, go to a restaurant, have a beer'."

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​Spurs were second-best against Liverpool on Saturday evening, and Mourinho's men were forced to defend deep for the majority of the match. The hosts struggled to carve out any clear-cut openings, and were eventually undone by ​Roberto Firmino's first-half strike.

But Mourinho saw things differently - surprisingly claiming (via Tottenham's official website) that his players had given one of their "'best performances since he arrived'.

“When ​Liverpool have games broken is when they kill opponents. We never let that happen. 

"We were always very solid and then we felt we had to have a real go with players like Lamela, who hasn’t started a game for three or four months, we put everything in, fantastic effort, great individual performances, for some players, it was their best performances since I arrived, absolutely good performances.

“We did what was possible to do and we deserved much more than this, so disappointed with the result, but proud of the boys.”

You can read 90min's full match report ​here.


Source : 90min