Spurs manager, Jose Mourinho, has laid into Inter Milan manager, Antonio Conte after the Italian spoke of potentially signing Christian Eriksen.
The Danish midfielder has been linked with a move to the Serie A giants all January. However, Mourinho has kept pretty quiet on the matter.
But in a fresh twist this weekend, Conte opted to discuss Eriksen in his pre-match presser over in Italy.
However, the Italian’s comments have not sat well with Mourinho, who delivered something of an explosive rant in the direction of the former Chelsea boss.
“I think Antonio. I think Antonio. He has said publicly (about Eriksen),” Mourinho said. (Talksport).
“I think we coaches, we should all behave in the same way in relation to transfers. I know that for you (the press) it is not the best way. But I think we should always be closed until something really happens.”
Mourinho and Conte have butted heads in the past. Both are experienced managers in the game with strong viewpoints.
But Mourinho continued to enforce his attitude of protecting his players when it comes to January and transfers.
“So when you ask me about player A, B or C, like when I was asked about three players, how can I speak about three players that are not my players?
“I think we should always be protective. Nothing, nothing. When I see people with responsibilities, speaking about Eriksen….” Mourinho added.
Mourinho has a point here – TBR View
Jose Mourinho might not be everyone’s cup of tea and at times he might have said things people don’t agree with.
However, on this occasion, Mourinho does have a point. If every manager spoke about every potential target in January, then there would be all sorts of rumours and play fallouts at clubs.
The Spurs boss is right. Clubs need to keep things quiet until a deal is actually done. As he referenced in his interview, he did just that with Gedson Fernandes.