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Jose Mourinho in bust-up with Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves as Tottenham boss reacts to questions over squad

JOSE MOURINHO has hit out at Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves.

The under-fire Tottenham manager was asked about the harmony, or lack thereof, within his squad behind the scenes, amid another turbulent week in N17.

But the tetchy boss dodged the question, instead hitting out at Shreeves and his colleagues.

He said: "I don't understand why you ask me, because for a week people were writing and speaking like they know everything.

"So I don't understand why you ask me, unless you have doubts about what your colleagues spent all week speaking about."

Mourinho, 58, suggested that Toby Alderweireld and Serge Aurier had missed the game because of missed Covid tests after international duty.

But Alderweireld was pictured taking part in training on the Friday.

When asked why his side were now struggling to hold onto leads, having surrendered 15 points from winning positions this season, Mourinho elected to absolve himself of any responsibility - instead blaming his squad.

He told the BBC: "Same coach, different players."

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Prior to this afternoon's match, Jamie Redknapp and Roy Keane again argued over Spurs.

Keane, 49, accused the club of having been 'soft' for the last '40 years'.

While Redknapp, 46, believes that the blame lies more at the door of Mourinho.

Tottenham go into today's clash seventh in the table, with Everton two points behind in eighth with a game in hand.

The Lilywhites headed into Sunday five points off the top four, and 11 points behind today's opponents Manchester United.

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