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Spurs boss Mourinho blasts: You never ask Klopp or Pep that question!

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is fed-up over the debate about his team selection.

Mourinho snapped after victory at Newcastle United on Wednesday night.

He barked: "You usually only ask that question to me, but you never ask it to Frank Lampard, Jürgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola, who are also coaches in the big clubs with big players.

"When Frank Lampard starts with Pulisic, you do not ask him why Hudson-Odoi did not start, and when Pep Guardiola lets Bernardo Silva start, you never ask him.

"It seems that I am the only one who should start with 15 players, or that I am the only one who must not have good players on the bench.

"If I had started with Bergwijn, you would have asked me what Lucas Moura should do to start, or what Son should do to start.

"But they must not do anything. They have to be team players, and team players are players who either start inside, start on the bench, come in and get half an hour or a single minute.

"How many times has Nuno (Wolves manager) started with Adama Traore on the bench and replaced him with 30 minutes left? You never ask Nuno why Adama starts outside and why he lets Jota, Podence or Dendoncker start inside. It's just me."

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