Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has urged UEFA not to change the setup of the Champions League knock-out stage. After the lockdown from the coronavirus pandemic was lifted the UEFA decided to finish the final stages of the Champions League in a mini-tournament and the stages were played over a single match instead of home & away matches. Mourinho feels that the two-legged ties are still the best way to go.
He told DAZN: “Because football is for the fans and because football is a lot about the passion and about being mentally very strong to cope with big matches, big semi-finals, big quarter-finals, and go away and play against 70,000, let’s say enemies, and I love this feeling.”
“You have to be very strong to play two legs and to play with the mental side of it. I think the one leg is better for the outsider. If you are an outsider you play a single match an anything can happen, but I like the big pressure of the two legs.” UEFA president