Scott Parker has been labelled out of contact with the actual world by talkSPORT host Hugh Woozencroft as Jose Mourinho insisted the Fulham boss ought to apologise for calling the short-notice of his facet’s Tottenham fixture ‘scandalous’.
Fulham will journey to Spurs on 48 hours’ discover this Wednesday because the postponed conflict was rescheduled to happen as an alternative of Tottenham’s match with Aston Villa, which bought pushed again by COVID-19.
The London derby was initially resulting from happen on December 30 earlier than an outbreak of coronavirus at Fulham meant it was known as off simply three hours earlier than it was resulting from kick-off.
Whereas Tottenham knew they’d a match this Wednesday, albeit towards completely different opponents, Parker was not anticipating to play till Friday towards Chelsea, in a match which can now happen on Saturday.
Reacting to the information, the Fulham supervisor described the quick discover of the Spurs fixture as ‘scandalous’ – and Mourinho was not impressed together with his former Chelsea participant.
The Spurs boss stated: “In relation to Fulham, I believe we must always look forward to tomorrow. We must always see their staff, their beginning line-up, their bench, the gamers that begin, the gamers on the bench, and the gamers not concerned within the recreation.
“And after that we will all really feel sorry for them. Or we will all suppose that they shouldn’t communicate.
“My feeling is simply my feeling. It’s that they’ll play with all people. Perhaps one participant out. Most two.
“That’s simply my guess as a result of all that is confidential data and we don’t have entry to any of this. It’s only a feeling that I’ve, the very best Fulham shall be right here, so after we see the very best Fulham, you then realise a number of issues don’t make sense.
“We performed, if I’m not flawed, 10 extra matches than Fulham for the reason that starting of the season.
“We performed each week, three matches per week. We performed, in a single week, 4 matches. They performed Saturday towards QPR. In London.
“They’ve Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to arrange for the sport. If they arrive with half of the staff, I would be the first one to apologise to them. And I would be the first one to say we performed this recreation with a bonus.
“If they arrive with their finest, I believe they need to apologise to all of us. Come on, let’s play soccer.”
In the meantime, talkSPORT presenter Woozencroft was additionally dissatisfied with Parker’s feedback given how the remainder of the world has been pressured to react to the ever-changing COVID-19 disaster.
“Soccer is displaying, as soon as once more, it’s disconnected with the actual world,” Woozencroft stated.
“It’s been months now and everyone knows how versatile we now have to be, these of you with youngsters on the market perceive that as a result of earlier on this month you had been instructed, with lower than 24 hours discover, that you would need to be homeschooling your children off to high school.
“So we must always all get it by now, however clearly we don’t, as a result of Scott Parker is so aggravated at being given two days to arrange for a match.
“Clearly he doesn’t perceive what individuals are going by way of, as a result of it’s a privilege to play soccer and he ought to be completely delighted that he’s bought a recreation to play.
“What does he need? Would he need it to be forfeited? No less than he’s bought an opportunity of taking part in the match.”
Take heed to Tottenham vs Fulham dwell on talkSPORT at 8.15pm on Wednesday!