We’ve seen enough of Jose Mourinho over the years to know that his press conferences can be unpredictable, this one was funny but also incredibly uneasy at the same time.
In a weird way he comes across as far more sinister when he’s happy and joking. When he’s furious and finding excuses then everyone’s used to that, but the jovial mood is a difficult one to figure out.
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He was discussing the possibility of Spurs defeating Liverpool tomorrow, and even uses a terrified club employee as part of his act:
? – “We believe – if you don’t believe, get out!”
Jose Mourinho says only two people at Friday’s press conference expect Tottenham to upset Liverpool – himself and the club’s head of communications. ?
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 10, 2020
“If you don’t believe get out man.” ?
Jose Mourinho was in fine form during his press conference ahead of Liverpool pic.twitter.com/nyvQeYSn5o
— Tottenham News (@Spurs_fl) January 10, 2020
Spurs are at home but they go into the game without Harry Kane and face a Liverpool team yet to lose this season. Historically this seems like the kind of game where Mourinho would produce a defensive masterclass and come away with a win, but even he knows that very few people think his team can do it.