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I WAS WRONG – MOURINHO APOLOGISES FOR HOLDING TRAINING SESSION DURING LOCKDOWN

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Jose Mourinho has apologised for taking a training session while England is on a government-imposed lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tottenham manager was photographed taking an outdoor training session at Hadley Common with midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, despite government guidelines for people to stay indoors.

Mourinho said: “I accept that my actions were not in line with government protocol and we must only have contact with members of our own household. “It is vital we all play our part and follow government advice in order to support our heroes in the NHS and save lives.”

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Mourinho, who was wearing his full Spurs tracksuit, had organised a training session with N’Dombele to work on his fitness and for the pair to work together and rekindle their relationship, sources have told ESPN.

The France international welcomed the request as the two have endured a difficult relationship since the Portuguese took over Mauricio Pochettino in November.

A Spurs spokesperson said: “All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors. We shall continue to reinforce this message.”

Sessegnon and Sanchez live in the same block of flats in Hadley Wood and decided to go for a jog at high pace together. Sources said that not having a garden, unlike most of their teammates, has been an issue for them. It was not the first time they have gone for a jog together.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan criticised Tottenham’s behaviour and said: “My concern is, people particularly children who might support Spurs or follow football, may see these images, pick up a paper, watch the internet and think: ‘Well if it’s OK for them, why isn’t it OK for me?

“I don’t think it is necessary to be training in close proximity with another player who may be carrying the virus. And what you’re doing is inadvertently, unintentionally, potentially spreading the virus – you shouldn’t be doing that.”

Source: ESPN

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