Jose Mourinho comments on Frank Lampard’s use of Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea

Thursday July 16,2020

Jose Mourinho has questioned Frank Lampard’s use of Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea.

It comes after angrily responding to a line of questions over his own team selection, seemingly pointed towards Steven Bergwijn.

Tottenham followed up their victory over Arsenal with a good 3-1 win over Newcastle that saw Harry Kane net twice.

It keeps up their hopes of landing a Europa League spot, the best that Spurs can hope for with two matches to go.

One moment in the match against the Magpies was the distinct change after Matt Ritchie grabbed an equaliser.

January arrival Bergwijn was put on in place of Lucas Moura and immediately made the difference.

His pinpoint cross for Kane saw Tottenham take the lead just moments after Newcastle scored.

From then on in, Steve Bruce’s men had no answer and Kane scored again to make it three wins out of four.

But Mourinho was questioned over his use of Bergwijn, which saw him respond angrily and call out Chelsea boss Lampard over his use of Hudson-Odoi, as well as a number of other managers.

When pressed on the issue, he said: “Look, that is the question that normally you do to me.

“But you don’t do to Frank Lampard, to Jurgen Klopp, to Pep, to all the coaches of all the big clubs with big players.

You know, Frank Lampard plays Pulisic and you don’t ask him why he doesn’t start Hudson-Odoi or something.

“It looks like I’m the only guy that has to play 15 players from the start or I am the only guy who doesn’t have the right to have good players on the bench.

“If I start with Bergwijn today you would be now asking me what Lucas has to do to start. What Son has to do to start.

They have to do nothing they have to be team players and team players are players that start, that go on the bench, that come in for half an hour, that come in for one minute, you know.

So [Bergwijn] doesn’t have to do anything else, he’s a team player, he plays for Tottenham.

“If Tottenham wants to try to compete against the best teams Tottenham cannot have 11 good players, needs more and we have them on the bench.”

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