Tottenham Hotspur morning news: Mourinho fuming over Vertonghen; Lamela on settling in

Jan Vertonghen

A select round-up of news relating to Tottenham, including Erik Lamela’s driving habits and Jose Mourinho’s feelings towards Jan Vertonghen.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen after the incident that saw Fernando Torres sent off yesterday.

The red card came near the end of Spurs’ 1-1 draw with the Blues at White Hart Lane, when the referee believed Torres had elbowed his opponent.

In quotes published by the Express, Mourinho said, “I don’t think the referee was guilty here – the player was.

This player (Vertonghen) is a special guy. Three days ago he left the Aston Villa striker naked and it was not a red card.

He should not have played this game. He should have been suspended with a red card. But today he changed the game.”

The other incident to which the Chelsea boss was referring came last week, when Vertonghen pulled Villa striker Nicklas Helenius’s shorts down when he was bearing down on goal.

In other news, Tottenham new boy Erik Lamela has been talking about adapting to a new country during an interview with the Sunday People.

Cars on the opposite side of the street seems strange to me but I am still in a phase where London is new and I am taking it day by day.

London is a beautiful city with many places of interest, but I am player and it is not easy to fit in too much tourism.”

As Tottenham and Arsenal continue to fight it out at the top of the table, we have also published a piece this morning on a possible change in domestic dominance; a piece that you can read below:

Manchester clubs struggle as balance of power shifts back to London

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