Jose Mourinho adamant Spurs atmosphere ‘fantastic’ despite Dier incident

Jose Mourinho

Eric Dier faced a fan after Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat to Norwich City, however, Jose Mourinho insists the ambiance was once “fantastic”.

Jose Mourinho believes the ambiance throughout Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat to Norwich City was once “fantastic” and “an example of what football should be” regardless of the fit being marred via an incident involving Eric Dier and a fan.

Spurs misplaced Three-2 on consequences following a 1-1 draw after extra-time on Wednesday, with Dier probably the most two who effectively transformed his spot-kick.

But after the fit, footage and movies started circulating on social media appearing Dier marching into the stands at full-time to confront a supporter, with Mourinho later confirming the midfielder had long past into the gang to handle an incident involving his brother.

One of the movies confirmed the England global being restrained via a gaggle of other folks made up of fanatics and stewards, with the location showing to be subtle ahead of an altercation passed off.

And Mourinho disregarded the incident when requested in regards to the crowded environment on Wednesday, insisting he “didn’t see any negativity”.

“I think the atmosphere on Wednesday was fantastic,” Mourinho instructed newshounds on Friday. “It was once an instance of what soccer must be and must be – nine,000 away fanatics [from Norwich]. Fantastic.

“I feel, impartial in their happiness on the end result, they [Norwich fans] got here to experience and it was once nice. Great recognize from the Tottenham fanatics to them. I don’t know one unmarried incident that took place.

“Tottenham fanatics had been supporting the staff from minute one till the final penalty we overlooked. Fantastic reinforcement from our fanatics. I didn’t see any negativity.

“If someone had somewhat incident finally, I choose to concentrate on the pretty issues within the sport and to reward fanatics from each golf equipment for such an out of this world reinforce.

“Wednesday night time, chilly wet night time, however an enormous, totally complete stadium, nice environment, giant battle however no incidents between avid gamers.

“Two or 3 yellow playing cards via commonplace movements. Great family members between the 2 benches. We have an out of this world courting between the staff. Good referees and the one factor with the exception of that incident I didn’t like was once that within the penalty shoot-out, the assistant at the line and the VAR they had been slumbering.

“They were sleeping because if they were not then every penalty that [Tim] Krul saved should be repeated. So, they were a bit tired, it was too late and they were sleeping.”

Mourinho additionally showed on Friday he sees no explanation why to not play Dier in Saturday’s Premier League assembly with Burnley.