Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has admitted that Gedson Fernandes’s time at the New Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could soon be over.
Fernandes who arrived on 18-month loan from Benfica in January 2020 has made just one appearance for the club this season after featuring in 13 matches last campaign.
But after the arrival of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and resurgence in the form of Tanguy Ndombele, the Portuguese head coach is well stocked in the midfield area and Portugal international is set to struggle for regular minutes prompting Jose to admit Gedson’s time at Spurs could be over.
Speaking to SportTV, Mourinho said,
“For me it is never a problem, but a solution. Having him in the squad, even if he is not called up and not playing, is an extremely comfortable situation. I will never be the one to push him or say that I don’t want him here. But I understand the situation of the kid and Benfica. If the club wants to end the relationship here, we will be here to collaborate, because we want the good of the player. Benfica has the power to decide and will be accepted by us.”
Before joining Tottenham, Gedson had established himself in Benfica’s first-team squad after nearly a decade in their youth set-up. He admitted back in April that his transition to life in London was not as smooth as expected saying,
“It’s completely different to what we saw on the TV. When I made my first minutes, I couldn’t believe it because everything felt so slow but at the same time everything was so fast on the pitch. It’s something different to learn. Mentally, I think when you play the first few minutes of a game, you feel so tired. After that you feel okay, you feel comfortable, so you can play your game but yes, in the first few minutes, they are crazy moments. You are alert, you want to see what’s happening but, at the same time, you have no time to wait and watch around to see where your man is. You need to be focused. Your head has to stay in the moment.”