Jose Mourinho claimed Eric Dier is “inhuman” after his bizarre toilet break during Tottenam’s dramatic penalty shoot-pit victory.
Dier had to make an emergency dash to the dressing room during the second half in a crazy, madcap Carabao Cup tie when he also had a touchline row with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
Tottenham boss Mourinho chased after him to try and hurry him up as the home side fought back from a goal down to win on penalties after Mason Mount missed the crucial tenth spot kick,
Mourinho said: “You can imagine what happened but I was pushing him to come back as soon as possible. It is the consequence of something inhuman.
“Eric you can imagine what happened for him to leave the pitch what happened. I knew it.
“I was just pushing him to come back as quickly as possible onto the pitch because we had no more changes and one player less.
“It is the consequence of something not human that he did. Which was to play two matches completely dehydrated, tired, no energy in the muscles.
“Of course he won’t play Thursday because that would definitely kill him.”
When asked whether standing over Dier would put him off going to the loo, Mourinho added with a grin: “The problem was that it wasn’t a pee!”
Mourinho also tried to play down a first half touchline row with his former Chelsea player Lampard who he scolded for being too vocal as he said: “F*****g hell Frank, when you’re losing 3-0 you’re not standing up here.”
Mourinho said: “With Frank the most important thing are my feelings to him are more important than any words that we exchange.
“He gave me everything he had as a player so I never forget that.
“My feelings will always be what I love him as a player, friend and professional. The only thing I said was an opinion of an old coach to a young, talented coach. Which was when they players need us is when they are losing.
“When they are winning we don’t need to be the protagonist of the touchline.
“In the last match when they were losing three nil i felt sorry for him because he was really sad and quiet in his chair. In terms of football I have nothing to teach him.
“It was just an opinion. Stay on the touchline when your team is losing and stay calm when your team is winning.”
Lampard said: “We were having some fun, I get on well with Jose.
“I was saying he speaks to the referee more than his players, I have huge respect for Jose.
“All was well at the end and that will never change.”
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