Jose Mourinho defended by Spurs star after breaking coronavirus lockdown rules

Jose Mourinho has been defended by Tottenham star Lucas Moura after breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.

The former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid manager was widely criticised after being pictured holding a training session with Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele in a public park.

The incident contradicted government social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was among those to condemn Mourinho.

Mourinho has since apologised for holding the training session but Moura has defended the Tottenham manager and says he had the right intentions.

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‘Jose Mourinho of course cares about our fitness,’ Moura told Sky Sports.

‘He loves football, he loves training, so I think he wanted to see everyone and make sure everyone is taking care about our body shape.

‘For sure, he’s taking care about himself as well. I don’t think it (the park session) was a big problem. He knows and he’s a very professional guy.

‘Mourinho goes to the training centre every day with his staff and all professionals who give us the training sessions. And we see everyone in the online application at 11am every day.

‘It’s a good time, it’s a good moment for everyone, but the training session is normally hard. But it’s good for us because we don’t know when we will be back.

‘But it’s a good time and Mourinho watches the session and speak with us every day.’

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