Mourinho gives his verdict on the Premier League’s resumption

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The Premier League is making plans to resume in June, with training to resume this month, as the Premier League has embarked on a project called Project Restart that will lead to the success of the league amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Premier League was due to restart the season with a Friday night clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, though their plans have been pushed back as reports claim an intervention from Jose Mourinho led other managers to kick against the decision.

Jose Mourinho was believed to have led a bid from a number of managers to get Project Restart delayed, citing fitness concerns.

The Tottenham Hotspur head coach has now given his own views and has insisted that he is desperate for the Premier League season to restart as quickly as possible and the media didn’t portray his views well.

“I don’t think my position in the meeting has been reflected fairly at all today in media reports. I have not asked for any delay,” Mourinho said, in a statement released by Tottenham.

“I want to train, and I am desperate for the Premier League to return as soon as it is safe to do so, particularly now we are seeing other leagues preparing to return to action.

“I am extremely proud of the way my players have maintained their fitness – they have shown great professionalism, passion and dedication.

“We have all been working extremely hard through remote squad training sessions and isolated running now the pitches are available to use again at the training centre.

“Every player has been extremely committed in terms of their individual work and now we wait for clearance to commence working in small groups again, which I will fully support.”

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