Jose Mourinho has given his press conference ahead of Tottenham’s FA Cup third round replay against Middlesbrough, which takes place on Tuesday night.

The Spurs boss hinted that Japhet Tanganga has agreed a new contract with the club. Tanganga’s current deal expires at the end of the season, but as pointed out by the London Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick, there is believed to be an option to extend it by one year.

When it was put to Mourinho that Tanganga’s contract is just months away from expiring, Mourinho suggested otherwise.

“Wrong,” he said (via Football London). “Yep, don’t worry, because it’s wrong. Do you think I was going to play him [against Liverpool] if his contract finished at the end of the season?”

Watch the press conference in full below.



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