Jose Mourinho defies lockdown measures to hold Tottenham training session

Tottenham are said to be ‘very unimpressed’ with Jose Mourinho after the Spurs boss defied government lockdown measures to hold a training session with three first-team players on Tuesday.

With the Premier League currently suspended due to the coroanvirus crisis, most players have been given individualised training programmes to keep their fitness up as they await a date for when the campaign can safely resume.

Spurs have been holding training sessions on Zoom so that players can enjoy some interaction with the fitness coaches but Mourinho clearly feels certain members of his squad require greater one-on-one attention.

According to the Evening Standard, Mourinho held a session in Barnet on Tuesday for Tanguy Ndombele, Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon.

Though social-distancing was observed, the UK government have repeatedly advised the public not to socialise with anybody they are not isolating with, while ventures outside should be kept to a bare minimum.

Spurs are said to be ‘very unimpressed’ with Mourinho’s decision, which suggests that the club were unaware of his actions.

The move is unfortunate timing for Spurs, who have endured heavy criticism already this week following Daniel Levy’s decision to furlough all non-playing staff.

Liverpool joined Spurs in joining the government’s job retention scheme but reversed the decision following a backlash.

However, there has been no sign of Tottenham doing the same.

It comes as the UK recorded its highest daily death toll on Tuesday.

A rise of 854 took the number of deaths during the pandemic to 6,159.

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