Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has again claimed that he is being treated unfairly compared to his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp.
The pair met in December following Spurs’ 2-1 loss to Liverpool, after which Mourinho said “the better team lost” and wondered how Manchester City’s Klopp and Pep Guardiola were doing if animated on the key.
Klopp was also recently caught in a heated exchange with Burnley’s Sean Dyche, and Mourinho claimed he had to learn a new behavior after realizing that he wouldn’t get away with these antics because of his reputation.
“In my case, I felt an evolution. I felt an evolution on emotional control, ”Mourinho said of his sideline antics (via Sky Sports News). “I have felt an evolution in that the more calm I am, the better I can read the game. And I am even happy that my assistants, they sometimes turn to the sideline to communicate and I remain in a privileged position. .
“And I felt I had to change my behavior, which I’m really happy with. This is my personal case. I can’t speak for the other guys.
“What I can say is that when I didn’t behave well, I paid the price. And I paid the price in two ways: one was to see games on TV in the locker room and the other was big fines and I think for some of the other guys it just doesn’t happen. same thing.
“It’s not the same with them. But, if the referee and the fourth official are there to do this job, I just hope they will do this job and act as they should. ”
This game was a top-of-the-table clash in December, but both teams fell out of the top four in the weeks that followed. Liverpool are currently fifth, with Spurs at one point with one game underway.
A win for either team would put them above West Ham and in fourth place, so emotions will likely be high as there is a lot at stake.
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