Jose Mourinho praised the character of Serge Aurier, who performed in opposition to Newcastle days after the tragic loss of life of his brother.
The defender made the choice to play within the 3-1 win regardless of being given permission to fly again to France to be along with his household.
“Everybody reacts otherwise to tragedies and Serge is a particular individual,” Mourinho instructed talkSPORT afterwards.
Christopher Aurier, 26, was present in a important situation within the early hours of Monday morning having been shot within the abdomen.
The incident is known to have occurred exterior a nightclub and Aurier was pronounced lifeless at Toulouse College Hospital.
A suspect within the taking pictures has since handed himself into French police.
Mourinho then famous the similarities between Aurier’s scenario and the painful household tragedy he suffered when his sister, Teresa, died in 1997 on the age of 37, a topic he doesn’t discuss.
“I bear in mind when my sister handed away and a few days later I had a match and needed to be there,” he recalled of his time as Barcelona coach.
“I knew that’s what she needed me to do and I feel with Serge it’s in all probability the same feeling.
“I feel now it’s time for him to show the web page and go to his mum and help his household.”
Spurs’ win at St James’ Park was the primary time Mourinho had recorded victory there and the very important three factors stored them on the right track to qualify for the Europa League subsequent season.
The membership at the moment are seventh with 55 factors, one level behind Wolves and 4 behind fifth-place Man United who’ve a recreation in hand.