Tottenham manager happy with his team even though they lost two games in a row.
Many thought that after the second loss in a row for Tottenham Hotspur, Jose Mourinho, would point some fingers at some players or give some explanation as to why they have been struggling. However, contrary to his usual antics, Mourinho was very supportive towards his players and chose to give them a boost in confidence instead. The Portuguese mastermind declared that he was in fact pleased with his team’s effort and that some games just do not go according to plan.
The London side’s defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion meant that they dropped down to the sixth position in the table, 11 points behind league leaders, Manchester City. The gap will keep increasing if they do not start winning games soon. The Spurs lost their last match as well, against Liverpool. Although they started strong with a goal from Son Heung Min, they were convincingly beaten by the defending champions 3-1.
The loss against Brighton however, is harder to swallow but Mourinho decided to take away positives from the match. In a post-match interview with BBC Sport(via Goal), the Spurs manager said,
“The boys showed great spirit in the second half and the boys showed they are suffering and they tried to fight against that sadness.
“They tried, so I have nothing negative to say about them. I leave the game with a good feeling about my boys because they tried hard in the second half.
The ex-Chelsea manager said that the team got demoralized by the early goal and it was hard for them to overcome it. Still, he applauds the fact that the team tried very hard until the end to find an equalizer and put immense pressure on the opponents in the final half an hour of the game.
The North London side have fallen off quite a bit since December when they were on top of the table. Pundits backed the Portuguese to lift his fourth Premier League title but it does not seem very likely now. Their next match is against Chelsea, who picked up their first win under the new manager, Thomas Tuchel. It will be a tough match and Mourinho needs to find a suitable plan to counter Tuchel’s high pressing style.
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