Five pressing issues Jose Mourinho must address to save Spurs’ season

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO arrives at Tottenham seeking to revitalise his career – and a club that, Champions League aside, has endured a torrid 2019.The final year of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure saw Spurs earn just 25 points from 24 games… and slump to 14th in the Premier League.4 Jose Mourinho has plenty of work to do at SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorHere, SunSport examine the five things that the Special One will have to address if he is to be successful at Tottenham.MORALEJose Mourinho must pick chins up off the floor in that Spurs dressing room.Whether it is players unhappy at Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking, his appointment, their contract situation or this season’s form.It is inevitable Jose’s arrival would not have gone down well with all the squad — especially those who owe their fame and fortune to Poch.So Mourinho must now work his magic to get that new manager bounce.4 Tottenham have endured a horrendous start to the seasonCredit: AFP or licensorsSQUAD SHAKE-UPYou do not need to be a superstar boss to realise this Spurs squad requires a revamp.More quality must be brought in and the deadwood shipped out fast.Mourinho will want to get Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld — all free agents this summer — either playing at their best or out of the door.So the January window will be crucial to shake-up a squad on easy street.WINNING MENTALITYRival fans joke the last time Spurs staged an open-top bus parade, it was pulled by a horse!They have not lifted ANY trophy since the League Cup in 2008.Poch took them close, notably reaching last season’s Champ­ions League final, but could not end the drought.Mourinho, for all his baggage he brings, is a serial winner. But can he finally change the club’s mindset?4 Jose Mourinho can bring a winning mentality to Tottenham after their Champions League heartbreak4DANIEL LEVYChairman Levy must realise by now that his club’s failure is not all down the managers.Mourinho must get Levy to spend like a top European club which wants to win big. Not like a Prem club happy with finishing above Arsenal every season.And Levy needs to keep his new manager in the wealth he is accustomed to as Jose is a man who demands big-money buys.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearTIME YOU CHANGEDMourinho should learn from his experience at Manchester United.He felt like yesterday’s man at Old Trafford as his methods bore all the hallmarks of coach unable to move with the times.He needs to show the Jose of 2019 can still cut it at the very top, or the ‘Special One’ is destined to finish up in China or America’s MLS. Jose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenhamlast_img read more

Estela, the Madrid CFF Police: “We are working in complete madness”

first_imgThe quarantine for Madrid CFF players has one major exception. Your player Estela Fernández Pablos will not be able to carry it out as she has to fulfill her other profession, that of the National Police. The Madrid footballer, who becomes one of the few players in the First Iberdrola who is not justly complying with confinement, confesses to AS that she is working “in complete madness.” The white attacker has been combining football for three years with her career as a National Police, a profession that he shares with his father, who also instilled in him a passion for soccer. “My father has been an example of life and since he was little he took me to watch his games. While he was playing I took my first steps with the ball,” Estela said. Estela, who also has a law degree, relates in statements to AS that her day to day in this health crisis is being a non-stop, interspersing his Police shifts with the physical training they have given him from Madrid CFF to stay in shape as an athlete. The player, who works at the Parla Police Station, also explains to this newspaper the security measures she is taking to protect herself from COVID-19. “I try to follow the recommendations of the Ministry of Health: mask, hand hygiene, protect our eyes, wash our clothes well, or shower as soon as the shift is over. We do not know if it will be enough or we will already be contaminated, but we do what we can,” he says. Estela, which adds: “They are complicated days in which many emotions come together but everything happens and the end is getting closer and closer.”It is not the first hole that the midfielder with an offensive profile of the Madrid CFF, team in which he ended up two seasons ago from Rayo Vallecano. Estela has suffered an injury this course that affected her regularity at the beginning of the course. Already recovered, she was pursuing her best level, the one that led her with ten goals to become top scorer for the Madrid team in the previous campaign. “Soccer is medicine for the head and, of course, this would be something else if I could vent myself with a ball. Now I have to settle for my gym attempt and team video calls, “she highlights about how she is carrying her quarantine, in which she has become yet another heroin to fight COVID-19.last_img read more