Jose Mourinho urges action over Stoke’s ‘pigsty’ dressing rooms


Jose Mourinho has called on the authorities to look into Stoke City’s ‘pigsty’ dressing rooms ahead of Tottenham visiting the bet365 Stadium for their Carabao Cup quarter-final.

The Portuguese is concerned about the state of the facilities for his side ahead of Wednesday night’s game, with the Londoners eager to bounce back following defeat to Leicester in the Premier League.

The discussion stems from complaints made by Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock, following his side’s trip to Stoke earlier this month.

The outspoken manager labelled the dressing room a “pigsty” that he “wouldn’t have put animals in”, and Mourinho has revealed an anonymous friend who also recently experienced the facilities has sent him a video to demonstrate exactly what Spurs can expect.

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“I have a video of it,” Mourinho said. “A video made from a colleague that works in another team that recently played against them and I was not going to raise the question, you raised that question.

“But I think shouldn’t be a question for me, should be a question for the authorities – all the authorities – football authorities, safety authorities, but not for me.

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“I’m not going to be the bad guy that is going to make comments about Stoke away dressing room.”

Spurs will hope to advance to the final four of the Carabao Cup as they bid to end a 13-year wait for silverware early next year, with the last triumph coming in the League Cup in 2008 when Jonathan Woodgate headed the winner in extra-time against rivals Chelsea.

It was during Mourinho’s first spell at Stamford Bridge that he first became acquainted with the competition, winning it in 2005 to spark an incredible run of trophies at the club and create a winning culture.

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