Whenever you watch a Jose Mourinho-coached team in action, you can usually expect to see something unusual happen. It’s part of his unique personality, but you can absolutely understand the soccer world’s confusion as Mourinho darted towards the dressing room with the second half already well underway.
He was going to retrieve Eric Dier who was using the bathroom.
In the 77th minute of Tottenham Hotspur’s Carabao Cup match against Chelsea, Callum Hudson-Odoi nearly doubled Chelsea’s lead against Spurs. And the next thing we saw was Mourinho heading towards the tunnel.
Dier had left the field to use the bathroom, apparently, and Mourinho grew frustrated with his team being forced to play shorthanded.
Jose Mourinho followed Eric Dier after he left the pitch to go to the bathroom
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 29, 2020
When asked about that ordeal after the game, Mourinho said that he indeed wanted to tell Dier to hurry up in the restroom and get back out on the field.
Mourinho on Dier poo break: “you can imagine what happened but I was pushing him to come back as soon as possible. It is the consequence something unhuman [playing so many minutes].” Said he was dehydrated.
“The problem was that it wasn’t a pee!”
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) September 29, 2020
That’s … uh … a new one.
And hey, Dier would later score during the penalty shootout as Tottenham came back to eliminate Chelsea from the Carabao Cup. They can laugh about that one now.
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