Jose Mourinho slams Mesut Ozil over ‘retirement’ jibe at Tottenham
Jose Mourinho has responded to Mesut Ozil after the Arsenal player insisted that he would rather retire than
play for Tottenham.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho did not take too kindly to Mesut Ozil’s claim he would rather retire than play for
Tottenham, saying Spurs do not want to sign the Arsenal outcast anyway.
The former Real Madrid playmaker has been frozen out by Mikel Arteta at Arsenal. He is yet to make an
appearance this season after being left out of their Premier League and Europa League squads.
Ozil is out of contract at the end of this campaign. But he looks set to leave this month with a move to
Fenerbache or the MLS in the pipeline.
On Tuesday Ozil conducted a Q&A on his official Twitter account. He was asked whether he would retire rather
than sign for Tottenham. Ozil offered a blunt response, saying “easy question. Retire!”
Mourinho was asked during his latest press conference about Ozil’s statement. As cited by GOAL, the Spurs boss
responded in a jovial fashion:
“Who told him that Tottenham would be interested in signing him?”
Tottenham are set to face Fulham on Wednesday after their postponed game was rearranged at late notice.
Fulham boss Scott Parker has labeled this decision as “scandalous”. Mourinho also responded to Parker’s
comments during his press conference:
“Are you serious? They [Fulham] had 48 hours to prepare for this game. Look, I had the news that I wasn’t going
to play them two hours before the game started.”