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- Jose Mourinho ordered for a goal-post to be expanded before Spurs' Europa League clash with KF Shkendija

- Tottenham goalkeepers, Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart made the observation while preparing for the match

- Spurs won the game by 3-1 with Erik Lamela, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane among the scorers

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Jose Mourinho was in the middle of another controversy after asking UEFA to expand the goal-post before Tottenham's 3-1 win over Macedonian side KF Shkendija in the Europa League.

Spurs goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart were training in between the sticks at the Tose Proeski Arena and noticed the posts were two inches shorter than the usual ones.

Though the hosts were not accused of cheating, Mourinho quickly intervened after Hart told him about the situation.

Mourinho said:

"Before the game was a funny situation because my goalkeeper [Joe Hart] told me the goal was small.
"I went to see and it was small.
"The goalkeepers spend all their time in them so we know.
"I felt immediately something was wrong and we got the UEFA delegate to come in and it was 5cm too small. We asked for goals of the right dimensions."

The Portuguese gaffer even went on Instagram after the game to pose along with Lloris with the original post which measured up at 7ft 10 instead of 8ft.

Jose Mourinho demands size of goal-post be changed after being too small

Jose Mourinho demands size of goal-post be changed after being too small. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The Premier League side were first to score through Erik Lamela but Spurs were stunned with an equalizer in the 55th minute from Valmir Nafiu.

Substitutes Son Heung-min and Harry Kane scored both in the 70th and 79th minute to seal the win as Tottenham advanced into the group stages of the Europa League.

Mourinho's side had a Carabao Cup match against Leyton Orient cancelled due to coronavirus concerns and would have played three matches this week including their league win over Southampton.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has revealed that his failure to lead Real Madrid to Champions League glory is still his worst spell as a manager.

The Portuguese gaffer managed Los Blancos for three seasons and reached the semi-finals of the elite competition three times.

Mourinho has lifted the trophy twice during his spell with FC Porto and Inter Milan before joining Madrid but on three attempts, it did not happen.

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