Jose Mourinho ready for 'difficult' visit to Newcastle United

Jose Mourinho has never won at full St James’s Park – but what will happen at an empty stadium?

Monday, 13th July 2020, 11:29 am
Jose Mourinho.
Jose Mourinho.

Newcastle United entertain Tottenham Hotspur behind closed doors on Wednesday evening looking to put back-to-back Premier League defeats to Watford and Manchester City behind them. Mourinho’s side, meanwhile, are on a high following their 2-1 win over rivals Arsenal.

Mourinho referenced his record at St James’s Park following yesterday’s North London derby.

“It's important – it's a good feeling," said Mourinho, who was mentored by the late Sir Bobby Robson at Barcelona and has previously spoken about the power of the home crowd at St James’s Park.

"I believe that the next two days are going to be two happy days in the camp, but then we go to Newcastle, and Newcastle is a good team, a difficult team, and it’s the only stadium in England where I never won."