Paul Robinson has slammed “idiots” flouting lockdown rules and claimed it was “very naive” of Jose Mourinho to train select Tottenham players in a north London park.
However, the former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted Spurs were not alone in their actions and suggested “a lot of people” have been ignoring government guidelines.
Jose Mourinho was pictured taking a one-on-one session with Tanguy Ndombele in a public park last Tuesday, a decision that the manager was subsequently forced to apologise for.
Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez were also photographed training on Hadley Common in north London.
Government guidelines state people should only leave their home ‘alone or with members of their household.’
When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to the dubious images that emerged, Robinson said: “I think they realised that it was a bit naive but I do not think they are on their own.
“There is a lot of people who have been flaunting it. Even where I live you still see idiots driving with their dogs and coming to areas where they do not live. It is frustrating when you are out walking with the kids but awareness is now massively increasing. Everybody knows what they should and should not be doing.
“It was very naive of Mourinho and his players to think that was acceptable.”
The Premier League has been suspended since early March with the UK currently under lockdown measures imposed to stifle the spread of COVID-19.
Football Insider understands the governing bodies are making preparations for the season to resume in mid-June, provided it is safe to do so.
In other Tottenham news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider Daniel Levy may pull plug on summer signing after events of 2013.