José Mourinho is not happy with the attitude of Internazionale when it comes to attracting Christian Eriksen. Tottenham Hotspur's manager thinks the Italian club is going to act very late to complete the deal.
The 27-year-old Eriksen, who has an expiring contract in England, has been associated with a transition to Internazionale all winter, but the formation from the Serie A only recently made that interest concrete.
"Tottenham Hotspur is the last party to blame for this situation," Mourinho told the BBC after the FA Cup duel with Southampton (1-1). "I just want to say that this is not supposed to happen on January 25."
Eriksen did travel with the 'Spurs' for the cup match with Southampton, but the Dane was not included in Mourinho's selection due to his impending transfer to Italy.
"The only thing I can say is that Eriksen has been very professional since I got here. Both to me and to the team," continued the 57-year-old Portuguese coach. "But it's not nice to be in this situation right now."
Christian Eriksen has been playing at Tottenham Hotspur since 2013. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Tottenham light option for Lo Celso
Where Eriksen seems to relocate at Tottenham Hotspur, Giovani Lo Celso will stay with the London club for longer. The Argentinian is currently still being rented from Real Betis, but Tottenham is going to buy the option that is in the deal this month.
"I think that boy deserves this decision. He makes it easy for the club to lift the option," said Mourinho about the 23-year-old midfielder. "He has developed tremendously since I am the coach here. He has forced this choice from the club itself."
Tottenham Hotspur will have to play a replay against Southampton in the FA Cup. For the number seven of the Premier League, the league continues next Sunday with a home game against title holder Manchester City.
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