Jose Mourinho denies he wants to delay Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’, says he is ‘desperate’ for football’s return

The Spurs boss has rubbished reports he is unhappy with the 'Project Restart' proposal

Thursday 14 May 2020 12:19
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho says he is “desperate” for the Premier League to return, and wants to be back training as soon as possible.

It has been reported that Mourinho had voiced his concerns over ‘Project Restart’, during a meeting with other Premier League managers on Wednesday.

However, the Spurs boss has hit back at those reports and insists he is “desperate” for football to return.

In a statement on Thursday, the Portuguese said: “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.

“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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