Tottenham Hotspur supervisor Jose Mourinho interrupted his personal information conference to pay a glowing tribute to Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, who died aged 99 on Friday.
Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, had been by his spouse’s facet all through her 69-year reign, the longest in British historical past.
“I want to express my condolences to the Royal family,” Mourinho informed reporters forward of Sunday’s Premier League residence recreation towards Manchester United.
“To be very trustworthy, I’ve a deep, deep, deep respect for the Royal family. All my condolences. It’s not simply this nation sharing this sense.
“I have only positive feelings for the meaning of the family. I feel very sorry. But unfortunately is life and we have to keep going.”
Spurs thumped United 6-1 at Old Trafford of their final league assembly in October. However, Mourinho stated that consequence should not have any bearing on this weekend, with United already proving it was nothing greater than a blip.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet have since recovered to transfer 11 factors away from sixth-placed Spurs to sit second within the league standings.
“I believe that 6-1 doesn’t reflect the reality. It can happen. Of course it can happen, between two great (teams), the results they can happen in an isolated way,” former United supervisor Mourinho stated.
“I’m going way more within the route of the opposite two earlier matches between us and United.
“We lost 2-1 at Old Trafford, with the penalty, and we draw 1-1 at home last season, also with a penalty. I think this is more the reality. We are not far from each other so I think it is going to be a difficult match for both.”