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MetiNews.Com - Jose Mourinho previously said there was no other alternative but to postpone Aston Villa vs Tottenham but new comments from the Spurs manager have since emerged
Breaking News ! Jose Mourinho believes the Premier League has moved the goalposts for postponing matches after Aston Villa against Tottenham was called off. The decision to postpone Wednesday's clash was confirmed on Monday after Villa recorded a large number of coronavirus cases within the first-team squad and staff last week. Nine players and five members of staff tested positive with the club's Bodymoor Heath training ground closing on Thursday (January 7). Spurs will now face Fulham in a rearranged match instead but Mourinho says top-flight officials have changed their stance by allowing games to be postponed when it was agreed at the start of the season they would go ahead if sides had 14 players available. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now He warned there is little room for manoeuvre and some teams will suffer more frustration than others, saying: "Look, since the pre-season when I was told that if you have 14 players available, you play football. Since that moment, I thought, ‘We are going to play, we are going to end the season and we are not going to have problems’. "That rule, if we can call it a rule, for some reason changed. We had some matches postponed. And since that moment, the situation became a little bit more difficult. "Then, we needed leadership. We needed decisions to be made. And if we all are very selfish, or if you all want the perfect situation for ourselves, it is going to be very, very difficult for the Premier League to make it amazing for everyone." Villa fulfilled their FA Cup third round tie against Liverpool on Friday by fielding an academy line-up.
. "I can also ask why Aston Villa played against Liverpool in the FA Cup," said Mourinho. "But Aston Villa doesn’t play against me tomorrow (tonight). "Of course, Aston Villa have very good young players and they played beautiful game against Liverpool. But I would love to play tomorrow against that Aston Villa. "Why am I not playing them? And you want me now to be crying about that. I’m not crying about that. I’m crying about that fact that we cannot have more matches postponed. We can’t."
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Mourinho had previously said there was no other alternative but to postpone the match. Villa's clash against Everton this weekend is also in doubt because of the coronavirus outbreak. The game has already been pushed back to Sunday afternoon from Saturday but Villa have reportedly requested it is postponed. A decision could be made at a Premier League meeting later today amid fears Bodymoor Heath may not reopen until the weekend at the earliest.
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