Tottenham Hotspur needed to request the objective casings to be changed in front of their Europa League qualifying prevail upon North Macedonian club Shkendija on Thursday subsequent to finding they were excessively little.
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Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho said his goalkeepers saw during warmups that the objectives at Tose Proeski Arena in Skopje didn’t have the correct tallness. The objectives were changed by UEFA authorities and Tottenham dominated the match 3-1 to progress to the season finisher round.
Mourinho later posted pictures on Instagram of himself practically contacting the crossbar, while Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who sat out as fresh introduction Joe Hart began, was effectively snatching the woodwork.
“Before the game was a funny situation because my goalkeepers told me that the goal was small,” Mourinho said. “I passed without anyone else and obviously the objective was little. The goalkeepers, they go through a really long time and hours in the objective, so they know when the objective isn’t the correct measurement.
“I am not a goalkeeper but I know football since I was a kid and I know when I stand there and I spread my arms and I know the distance, so I felt immediately that something was going wrong.”
The game was level 1-1 preceding Son Heung-min and Harry Kane scored in the last 20 minutes for Tottenham.