Reports claimed Mourinho revealed his concerns over football returning next month during a meeting with other Premier League managers on Wednesday.
Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has quashed reports that suggested he attempted to delay the Premier League's 'Project Restart' because he was worried about players' fitness. A few publications reported the Portuguese was not happy with a possible return of the Premier League next month, but, the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester United boss insists he is "desperate" for football to return to action "as soon as it is safe" for everyone. "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.
More: Spurs midfielder Dele Alli was held at knifepoint during burglary. "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." More: Spurs defender says Mourinho is willing to give youth a chance.