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    Mourinho sees funny side of Dier's bathroom break as Spurs beat Chelsea

    RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SHOT LIST AND SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: POST MATCH NEWS CONFERENCE WITH JOSE MOURINHO AND FRANK LAMPARD AFTER TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR BEAT CHELSEA IN LEAGUE CUP. STILLS OF MATCH SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 1. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF ERIC DIER ON FLOOR 2. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF ERIC DIER TACKLING MASON MOUNT LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING: "With Eric you can imagine what happened for him to leave the pitch. You can imagine what happened. I knew it. I was just pushing him to come back as soon as possible, because no more changes and one player less. It is the consequence of something not human that he did, which is to play two matches completely dehydrated, tired, no energy in the muscles, completely dead. Of course he is not playing Thursday because I would definitely kill him." 4. WHITE FLASH 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING: "The problem is that it was not a pee." 6. REPORTER SAYING: "It was something else yeah? It was probably even worse then?" 7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING "Yes." LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 8. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF MASON MOUNT MISSING PENALTY 9. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF MASON MOUNT LOOKING DEJECTED LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING "With Frank the most important thing is my feelings for him. It is more important than any words we exchange. My feelings to him I will always hold him, everything that he gave me, he gave me everything he had as a player and I never forget that so my feelings towards him will always be feelings of how much I owe him for such an incredible player, friend and professional that he was. The only thing that I was I was telling him was just an opinion, an opinion of an old coach to a young talented coach, which was when the players need us is when they are losing, and when they are winning we don't need to be the protagonists of the touchline. We need to be there when they are losing. When the last match when they were losing 3-0, I felt sorry for him because he was really, really sad and quiet in his chair. In terms of football I have nothing to teach him. He knows football up and down, he is a fantastic coach. It was just an opinion. Stay on the touchline when your team is losing and stay calm when your team is winning." LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 11. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANK LAMPARD AND JOSE MOURINHO 12. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANK LAMPARD AND JOSE MOURINHO LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 13. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER FRANK LAMPARD SAYING: "We were having some fun on the line. I mean I get on well with Jose and I think he said that to me. I commented on the fact he seemed to speak to the referee more than he was speaking to his players. So just a moment with us. I have a huge amount of respect for Jose no matter what we say on the touchline. I think he was probably feeling the sense of the first half and how it was. But all was very well at the end of the game and that will never change." LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 14. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANK LAMPARD AND JOSE MOURINHO 15. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF FRANK LAMPARD AND JOSE MOURINHO SHAKING HANDS LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 16. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER FRANK LAMPARD SAYING ON HANDBALL LAW BEING EASED: "Yeah I think we all do. Everyone. It has been pretty universal, the feeling, having had the first few games with new rule. It just feels like common sense to me. Common sense amendments to take the rule back to where it was before. I think they tried to find clarity and in finding clarity, it was the wrong kind of clarity. So let's see how it works in practice." LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (SEPTEMBER 29, 2020) (ACTION IMAGES - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE) 17. STILL PHOTOGRAPH OF HARRY KANE AND TOTTENHAM PLAYERS CELEBRATING AFTER WINNING PENALTY SHOOTOUT STORY: An urgent trip to the bathroom for Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier led to the surreal sight of the defender running off the pitch during Tuesday's (September 29) League Cup match against Chelsea -- with coach Jose Mourinho chasing down the tunnel after him. Spurs were trailing 1-0 with 15 minutes to go when Dier raced off the pitch and darted towards the dressing room, quickly followed by a furious Mourinho whose side were briefly down to 10 men in their fourth round home clash. Mourinho soon returned to his dugout and Dier swiftly made it back onto the pitch, helping Tottenham find an equaliser from Erik Lamela which made it 1-1 to force a penalty shootout. Spurs went on to win 5-4 on penalties, with Dier scoring their first spot kick. Former Chelsea boss Mourinho praised the England international for his performance, which came two days after he played 90 minutes in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Newcastle United. The win gave Dier something to celebrate after a hectic few days in which he made headlines after the ball hit his arm against Newcastle leading to the controversial penalty equaliser that denied Spurs all three points on Sunday (September 27). (Production: Iain Axon)

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