The Tottenham coach agrees along with his Liverpool counterpart that the Champions League winner ought to have been given the award
Hansi Flick’s solely likelihood to gather The Best FIFA Men’s Coach award in future is that if Bayern Munich discover new competitions to win, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho urged.
Last season, Flick led Bayern to a Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League treble, whereas they’ve additionally lifted the UEFA Super Cup and DFL Super Cup in 2020.
So, a couple of eyebrows have been raised when Flick was neglected for finest males’s coach at FIFA’s annual awards ceremony on Thursday, with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp retaining the prize.
Klopp led Liverpool to a primary English prime-flight title in 30 years final time period, however when addressing the media on Friday admitted his personal shock by saying: “I’m grateful for it, obviously. From the first moment, like everybody else, I was looking at it a bit wide-eyed, like, how did that happen?”
Mourinho, whose Tottenham facet have been overwhelmed by Liverpool 2-1 on Wednesday, was requested concerning the resolution when previewing Spurs’ conflict with Leicester City.
“I think the only chance for Flick to win is that Bayern find two or three more new competitions to win it,” Mourinho mentioned with fun.
“So perhaps if he wins seven titles in a single season perhaps he wins the award, as a result of I consider he solely received the Champions League, Bundesliga, Pokal, European Super Cup, German Super Cup – he solely received 5 and the most important one of all.
“So I think poor Flick the only chance is for Bayern to try and find two or three more trophies to see if he can win it.”
Spurs’ defeat to Liverpool noticed Mourinho’s facet give up prime spot within the Premier League to the Reds, who they now path by three factors.
Many pundits have famous Tottenham’s propensity to sit down deep and play on the counter-assault this season, significantly in larger matches.
Against Liverpool, Spurs had simply 24.2 per cent possession, had 254 passes to Liverpool’s 813 and had a move accuracy of simply 61.4%.
The numbers weren’t dissimilar when Spurs triumphed 2-0 in opposition to Arsenal within the north London derby on December 6. On that event they’d 30.2% possession, 288 passes and 67.4% passing accuracy.
Indeed, Spurs’ common of 48.01% possession is just twelfth within the league this season, whereas they rank in the identical spot for passing accuracy (80.39%).
Mourinho, although, is principally curious about one statistic, which is what number of targets a crew scores.
“You love the word ‘possession’ and you love the stats,” Mourinho mentioned. “You [the media] generally. It is a bit bit just like the effectivity of gamers and typically you say ‘the stats say participant B had 92% of effectivity on his passing.’
“But the stats do not say that that participant solely made passes of two metres… they do not say that that participant was a centre-again that solely handed to the opposite centre-again or a quantity six who solely handed the ball to quantity eight, and the man who had 65% effectivity on his passes is the man that made the assists… the man that makes the tight passes, the man that makes 60 metres passes to alter the route of the play.
“So the stats, many, many times are like an incredible piece of meat or fish but badly cooked. It doesn’t tell me much. What tells me is the number of goals that you score and the number of chances that you create.”