Mourinho hits back at Arsenal’s social media joke: They don’t have much to celebrate

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho was not impressed by Arsenal‘s social media page. After Spurs lost 3-1 away at Sheffield United, Arsenal posted a video of the highlights of their own 2-1 victory over Sheffield on Facebook with the caption: “It’s not easy beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.”

When asked about the post, Mourinho did not hold back. “I think if they were top of the league or fighting for top four in a really good moment they wouldn’t enjoy the problems of others. You only enjoy the problems of others when you are also in trouble,” Mourinho said. “In the end it says more about them. They don’t have much to celebrate, they have to get every opportunity to do it. They are in a very similar situation to us in the table.

“I don’t like to connect the club with some post or tweet. Maybe I am wrong, maybe I am right, but the person that did it probably did it by themselves. I don’t believe it was [Mikel] Arteta that posted, I don’t believe it was [Granit] Xhaka or another captain that did it. It was probably some guy that was at home for three months working from home. No problem at home, but we will be waiting for them.”

While Tottenham finishing above Arsenal for the past three seasons, Mourinho admits he is aiming higher than the championship of North London. “To be the champion of north London means nothing for me because I think you have to be much bigger than that and have much more ambitions than that,” Mourinho said.

“But I always look to the rivals of my clubs with different eyes. As you know I have been in so many big clubs with so many special rivals so I don’t hide that Arsenal in this moment is a very special rival. Yes I would like to finish in a better position in the table than them. But again I want my team to be bigger than that, I want my club to feel bigger than that.”