The Portuguese supervisor has had his techniques questioned following two current high-profile defeats to Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb
Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho has hit again at strategies that he units up his workforce to play with a extra cautious strategy in opposition to high-profile opponents.
Spurs are presently reeling from two losses in a matter of days, with defeat within the North London Derby swiftly adopted by a humiliating 3-Zero reverse to Dinamo Zagreb that noticed them dumped out of the Europa League regardless of a 2-Zero lead from the primary leg.
Questions have been raised over Mourinho’s tactical strategy within the wake of these outcomes, however the Portuguese was fast to choose holes in any assertion that he favours a defensive strategy to huge video games.
What was stated?
Quizzed by Sky Sports activities on whether or not he understands followers’ frustration at Spurs adopting a cautious strategy in high-profile matches, Mourinho replied: “What you’re telling me is senseless.
“The workforce that performed in opposition to Arsenal was precisely [the same] workforce that performed in opposition to Crystal Palace,” he added, pointing to his facet’s 4-1 win earlier in March.
“If we go to Arsenal and we do not play participant A, B or C and we play with extra defensive gamers, then sure, however what you’re telling me is senseless. If it’s your view, I’ve to inform you, sorry, it is senseless. If it’s the view of others, I’ve to say the identical. It is senseless.”
‘An excessive amount of of an offensive workforce’
Mourinho doubled down on his feedback, insisting that if there was one thing to complain about, it ought to relating to the truth that there had been too many attacking gamers in his line-up in opposition to Arsenal.
“We performed with one thought of (defensive) midfielder, [Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg, then we performed Gareth Bale, [Tanguy] Ndombele, Lucas [Moura], Son [Heung-min], [Harry] Kane,” he stated.
“Son received injured and we did not exchange him with a midfielder or a defender, we changed Son with Erik Lamela. So I do not perceive.
“It is the identical personnel, the identical plan, the identical goal. It is totally different matches. [Was it] totally different performances? Sure, however let’s be trustworthy. If somebody desires accountable me for one thing, it is for enjoying an excessive amount of of an offensive workforce.”