Tottenham fans will have their fingers crossed that Jose Mourinho once again unleashes his dream front three when the side return to Premier League action at Fulham this evening.
Demolishing Burnley 4-0 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Gareth Bale, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane had a big say on the outcome of the game after shining against the Clarets.
Bale was the man who stole all the headlines following his double in the win and all eyes will be on him once again providing he starts at Craven Cottage.
Prior to the win over Burnley, Roy Keane, speaking on Sky Sports, pulled no punches in his assessment of Mourinho’s team by labelling them as ‘average’ during a heated row with fellow pundit Jamie Redknapp.
Those comments were put to Fulham boss Scott Parker ahead of the game, with the ex-Spurs man having his say on the situation and also Tottenham’s dream attack.
“We’re going against an attacking three that you could argue are the best in the league, you aren’t putting them far behind the Man City and Liverpool front threes,” he told BT Sport.
“I wouldn’t call them an ‘average team’ – no way! They’re a top side that have an array of talent and we all understand the challenge we face but the main focus has been on us and trying to nullify them, while also trying to exploit where we can.”
Joining Chelsea in January 2004 after a successful time at Charlton Athletic, Parker did work under Mourinho for a short time at Stamford Bridge before linking up with Newcastle for the 2005/06 campaign.
Although he may not have played much under the Portuguese boss, he did pick up plenty from the head coach that he has used in his management career so far.
“When Jose first came I’d been around Alan Curbishley and that sort of manager and what Jose brought to the Premier League was new to us all,” he added.
“In terms of things I’ve taken specifically from him, his training organisation. The thing that jumped out at me was the organisation of the session and how it flowed.
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“When I was under him I didn’t play a lot and I wasn’t around a lot, I was there for another year or so and then left.
“So it’s more than I’ve watched his career after that from a distance, in terms of what he wanted and how he went about it – the demands he asked of his players and how he came across. But my short time with him was excellent.”
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