JOSE MOURINHO has hit back at Arsenal after they poked fun at Tottenham’s defeat at Sheffield United on Facebook.
The Spurs boss accused their bitter rivals of trying to divert the spotlight from their own sorry season and warned his men would have the last laugh when they host the Gunners in Sunday’s North London derby.
Mourinho, whose team host Everton tonight, said: “I think if they were top of the League or fighting for top four and in a really good moment they wouldn’t enjoy the problems of the others.
“You only enjoy the problems of the others when you are also in trouble. So I think in the end it’s a little more about that.
“They don’t have much to celebrate – so they have to take any opportunity to do it.
“They are in a very similar situation to what we are in the table.”
The Gunners posted a message on Facebook straight after Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat at Blades on Thursday, saying “Here’s a reminder of how you win at Bramall Lane” with eyes and laughing emoji and highlights of their FA Cup win there a week ago.
Mourinho added: “I don’t like to connect the club with such posts or tweets because probably the person who did it did it by himself.
“I don’t believe it was Mikel Arteta who posted it, probably it was some guy who has been working from home for three months.
“No problem, at home we will be waiting for them!”
Victory over the Toffees tonight would see Tottenham close the gap on the Gunners to one point.
Spurs have enjoyed the bragging rights over their neighbours in recent years after finishing higher in the table three years in a row.
Their fans would not be happy to see their side end this campaign below the Gunners.
But Mourinho said: “To be honest, to be the Champions of North London means nothing to me.
“I think you must be bigger than that and have much more ambition than that.
“I have been at so many different big clubs, with so many special rivals, so I don’t hide that for me Arsenal at this moment is a very special rival.
“So yes I would like to finish in the table in a better position than them.
“But again I want my team to be bigger than that. I want my club to feel bigger than that.
“I understand that for the fans it is a special rivalry and what is special for the fans is special for me. And I want it to be also special for the players.”