Jose Mourinho mocked the Premier League’s ‘Best league in the world’ mantra after revealing he and his Tottenham players had no idea if they would be playing Fulham in less than four hours time prior to learning the game had been postponed.
The Spurs boss uploaded the footage to his official Instagram page showing him seated alongside his fellow coaches with Sky Sports News on in the background. He captioned the video:
Match at 6 pm… We still don’t know if we play. Best league in the world.
A COVID-19 outbreak within Fulham’s camp raised major doubts over whether the game would take place, and shortly after this post, Spurs and the Premier League confirmed the game was off. Said Tottenham:
We can confirm that our Premier League home fixture against Fulham, scheduled to take place this evening (Wednesday 30 December), has been postponed.
The Premier League informed us of the decision this afternoon, with Fulham having requested the postponement on the grounds of the number of COVID-19 positive cases among their players and staff.
Everyone at Tottenham Hotspur sends their best wishes to Fulham for a safe and speedy recovery to all those who are affected.
Details of a new date for the fixture will be confirmed in due course.
Fulham boss Scott Parker did not take charge of his team’s goalless draw with Southampton on Boxing Day after someone in his household tested positive for COVID-19.
This comes after the Everton and Manchester City match that was scheduled for Tuesday was also postponed over the coronavirus.