Mourinho loves Lampard and hopes he loses

The Blues will be facing the Spurs on Sunday in an exciting match for a fight to get a place in the Premier League’s top four.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits that he is very fond of Frank Lampard, however, Mourinho would very much like to see Lampard’s team lose this Sunday.

“Until now I didn’t invite any managers to go there and I don’t think I’ll do that with Frank.

“But like I used to say, a big hug before the game and another after the game, that’s for sure, independent of results and who is happy,” Mourinho said.

“I think our feelings will be for ever. I’ll always be grateful to him for what he gave me as a player. Nothing is going to change that.

“I love the guy, I will always love the guy. I hope he loses on Sunday.

“I lost against Frank last year, I lost. I don’t get an extra buzz [from facing former players] at all.”

“It’s a collapse that keeps them fourth in the Premier League and still in the Champions League, playing an amazing knockout [last-16 tie] against Bayern Munich,” he added.

“If that’s a collapse, it’s not a bad collapse. They’re fine.”

“He is a player with a lot of quality, just needs to be physically strong and mentally adapted to the Premier League,” Mourinho said of the former Lyon midfielder.

“The French league is a completely different story, a completely different profile. But [he is a] fantastic talent so we are happy that he can help us.”

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