Jose Mourinho FULL Pre-Match Press Conference – Norwich v Tottenham – SUBTITLES


Dele Alli looked like he might be injured
at the final whistle? I didn’t speak to him. I don’t know. It was
the same the other day with Moussa [Sissoko], cramp, fatigue. I want to believe that, but
at the same time Dele is a guy that last couple of seasons had some hamstring problems, so
I don’t know. I hope that it’s nothing important. Is the top four a realistic ambition now? Look in one of the seasons in Italy, when
Juventus was relegated, some other teams not relegated but started the season with minus
10 or minus 6, minus 8 depending on how involved they were. But some teams they start with minus 10, with minus 12, with minus 6, with minus 8 Basically you go to the end of this season
and you could see how these teams were affected by the minus. I started with minus 12 here.
With minus 12 you have to recover 12 points. It’s a lot of points. A couple of days ago we were minus three and we had a chance to go to zero and you are right. But the problem is during the recovery process
we’re not going to win all the time and the other guys aren’t going to lose all the time.
It’s very difficult to get 12, 9, 7, 6, 0 to recover. It’s very difficult to recovery
a distance of 12 points. If we’re in contact, we’re in contact. At
this moment we’re minus three. If we start next season with everyone on the same number
points, it’s a different story. Now it’s hard. The players they feel it. And it’s not easy
but we go for it. Were you unhappy with Tanguy Ndombele saying
he didn’t feel he could play? I think Ndombele was honest. Football players
like to play football. For him to say I don’t feel confident, I don’t feel in the best condition
due to my previous injuries, he was just being honest. But today we had solutions. We had [Eric]
Dier, we had [Harry] Winks, we have [Oliver] Skipp who is a great kid fighting to improve,
for a place. Today we had solutions, against Norwich less
solutions. But let’s see. I hope tomorrow morning after training he can come back to
me and say I’m ready to help the team.