Jose Mourinho has made clear his feelings about Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba – and it’s not what’s advertised.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has made clear his feelings about Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba – and it’s not what’s advertised.
In the latest part of the Tottenham Hotspur: All of Nothing series, Mourinho was unable to hide his true feelings on Pogba.
He had special instructions for his players regarding the Frenchman as he awaited his arrival in their clash in North London last season.
So, addressing the squad at half-time in the dressing room, Mourinho said: “I think, for sure, sooner or later Pogba is coming. And every time Pogba has the ball, he will have the vision, he will have the quality of pass.
“So I can imagine Pogba from a position like that [deep right of midfield] to get the ball and to make a beautiful pass here for Marcus Rashford to go.
“So Pogba will improve the quality of passing, so we need to press him. And we need to control what is far from him.
“They want to press all the time. You need to measure the risk, don’t make mistakes, don’t attract the pressure.
“As the players stood up to go back out on the pitch, Mourinho shouted: “Don’t let Pogba shoot! If he approaches the box, press the ball if he shoots!”
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspour hosts Everton on Sunday in the English Premier League opener.