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Jose Mourinho comes up with HILARIOUS analogy as he laments Tottenham’s striker crisis

‘We’re hanging on the balcony of the fourth floor… now we can fall and die or fight’: Jose Mourinho comes up with another HILARIOUS analogy as he laments Tottenham’s striker crisis after Son Heung-min broke his arm

From a man who once claimed his Chelsea side was a ‘little horse that needs milk and needs to learn how to jump,’ Jose Mourinho has produced another analogy for the ages.  

Back in 2006 he was scared of swans, in 2007 he likened an injury crisis to owning a blanket that is too small for him and in 2010 he informed that world that he was, in fact, not the fictional wizard, Harry Potter. 

But now Mourinho is Tottenham manager and his love for bizarre analogies took hold of him in his pre-Champions League press conference when he said that Spurs are ‘hanging on the balcony of the fourth floor,’ a nod to their precarious injury situation.   

Jose Mourinho produced another bizarre analogy when discussing Tottenham’s striker crisis

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is to have surgery on a broken arm sustained on Sunday

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is to have surgery on a broken arm sustained on Sunday

The Portuguese revealed that South Korean forward Son Heung-min may miss the remainder of the season after he suffered a broken arm in the first minute of the win over Aston Villa. 

With Harry Kane also expected to play no part for the remainder of the campaign after sustaining a hamstring injury against Southampton, Mourinho is down to a threadbare squad and he likened it to potentially falling off a hotel balcony.  

‘When we arrived we were on the minus-12th floor, we got on the stairs and we started climbing,’ Mourinho began, prefacing the prepared speech with his love for anecdotes, in case anyone had forgotten his previous ones. 

Harry Kane injured his hamstring on New Year's Day against Southampton and is out until April

Harry Kane injured his hamstring on New Year’s Day against Southampton and is out until April 

The injury to Son now means that Mourinho's squad is threadbare for the rest of the campaign

The injury to Son now means that Mourinho’s squad is threadbare for the rest of the campaign

JOSE MOURINHO’S ANALOGY HISTORY 

2006 – ‘Pressure? There is no pressure. Bird Flu is pressure. You laugh, but I am being serious. I am more worried about the swan then I am about football.’

2007 – ‘It is like having a blanket that is too small for the bed,’ he said. ‘You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out. 

‘I cannot buy a bigger blanket because the supermarket is closed. But I am content because the blanket is cashmere. It is no ordinary blanket.’ 

2010 – ‘Look, I’m a coach. I’m not Harry Potter. He is magical, but in reality, there is no magic. Magic is fiction and football is real.’

2020 –  ‘When we arrived we were on the minus-12th floor, we got on the stairs and we started climbing. But immediately in the beginning, the stairs broke so we were in trouble and we were finding a way to try to get up.

‘We found a way, with a lot of work and a lot of effort and we started going and going and going, and when we arrive on the fourth floor, which was where we wanted to arrive, somebody came and took the stairs away.

‘So now we are in trouble. Now we have two options. One is to give up and we will fall and normally die – because it’s the fourth floor. 

‘Another way is to fight with what we have, no stairs but arms. So, we’re going to be on that balcony fighting with everything that we have.’

‘But immediately in the beginning, the stairs broke so we were in trouble and we were finding a way to try to get up.

‘We found a way, with a lot of work and a lot of effort and we started going and going and going, and when we arrive on the fourth floor, which was where we wanted to arrive, somebody came and took the stairs away.

‘So now we are in trouble. Now we have two options. One is to give up and we will fall and normally die – because it’s the fourth floor. 

‘Another way is to fight with what we have, no stairs but arms. So, we’re going to be on that balcony fighting with everything that we have.’

Hilariously wacky analogies are commonplace for Mourinho and it is often when his side enters an injury crisis that they get even more bizarre. 

With Chelsea’s wealth of options dramatically reduced and the transfer window no longer open, Mourinho used a blanket and a supermarket as the way to illustrate his struggles.

‘It is like having a blanket that is too small for the bed,’ he said. ‘You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out. 

‘I cannot buy a bigger blanket because the supermarket is closed. But I am content because the blanket is cashmere. It is no ordinary blanket.’ 

He can often dabble in popular culture and showed he is down with the kids when he used Harry Potter to tee off his less-than-impressive start as Real Madrid boss. 

After a 0-0 draw against Real Mallorca in his first game in charge, he said: ‘Look, I’m a coach. I’m not Harry Potter. He is magical, but in reality, there is no magic. Magic is fiction and football is real.’ 

Mourinho famously likened Chelsea's injury crisis in 2007 to owning a blanket that was small

Mourinho famously likened Chelsea’s injury crisis in 2007 to owning a blanket that was small

After a draw in his first game as Real Madrid boss, Mourinho said that he was not Harry Potter

After a draw in his first game as Real Madrid boss, Mourinho said that he was not Harry Potter

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