Jose Mourinho has responded to Roy Keane’s claim that the Portuguese used mind games after Spurs’ draw with Chelsea at the weekend.
The Lilywhites and the Blues played out a 0-0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with that point enough to return Tottenham to the top of the league.
After the game, Mourinho had said that his players were disappointed with the point but, speaking on Sky Sports, Keane felt as though the Portuguese was overplaying things a little.
"This is the same team that finished 6th last year and celebrated on the pitch like they'd won the league!" ?
Roy Keane says Jose Mourinho is 'playing games' in his post-match interview…?? pic.twitter.com/LLRmdXfBGv
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 29, 2020
Quoted by the Sun, Mourinho has since responded to Keane and has reiterated what he was saying back on Sunday.
“No, I respect Roy a lot and I like him a lot. It was an incredible experience to work with him and learn from him and his experiences but this time, I don’t agree with him.
“It’s not true. My players are my witnesses. We came here to win.”
Rush Football’s take
Mind games or not you can see the mentality that Jose Mourinho is trying to install at Spurs and you have to say he has already managed to do so to an extent.
He has got Spurs looking like contenders this year and he wants them to believe that they can win any game of football, regardless of where it is and who it is against.
We’re bound to hear more from him as the season goes on, too, as it looks as though he has got his motivation back as a manager this year.