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Tottenham boss Mourinho: You need targets short- and long-term

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits not having a target to pursue - both short- and long-term - was the most difficult thing of the UK's lockdown.

Mourinho is happy for training to have resumed after the coronavirus suspension.

“It was obviously an amazing feeling for everybody to be back to the green carpets because I think we all miss even the smell of it," said Mourinho.

“The difficult thing was not to have a clear target. But after the Zoom sessions, when we were allowed to come to the training ground was a new chapter, even working individually like we did for a few weeks, even moving to the groups of five where we are now.

“It's not the perfect situation but it's step after step after step and now we are waiting for one more step and hopefully we can have a target for when the Premier League they feel it's the right moment and it's safe to go back to football."

He added: “There was a period when we were coming here – just a couple of minutes in the car – but when we were coming we would play the music from the Rolling Stones, Living a Ghost Town, because it was what we were experiencing.

“But of course what I found more difficult was not having a target, not having a day we could say: 'On the X day of the X month we are going to the training ground and on the X day of the X month we are going to play football again."

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