Tottenham‘s feeble defeat in the second leg of the Champions League against Leipzig made many people unable to be satisfied with Jose Mourinho’s training.
Tottenham went down without braking: Mourinho
After a 0-3 loss to Leipzig, coach Jose Mourinho blamed Tottenham‘s personnel situation. The Portuguese strategist even asserted “Tottenham is not a true team”. Mourinho’s harsh words will inevitably face a wave of outrage from the Tottenham fans.
Even a calm man like Rio Ferdinand had to speak up about this in the post-match interview. Specifically, the former Manchester United star said that Mourinho was not worthy to be a coach at Tottenham because simply what the leader criticized was the main thing he needs to solve as the head of the front row.
During the trip to Leipzig, Mourinho’s Tottenham lost so fast. After only 21 minutes of rolling, the England representative allowed the home side to concede twice. The late 87th minute goal by Emil Forsberg made the “Rooster” defeat even more bitter.
Still with a very “special person”, Mourinho publicly criticized the students and called Tottenham a group of players, not a true team. The former MU coach also shared the difficulties of having to play without a striker when both Harry Kane and Son Heung Min were absent.
However, Mourinho’s statement probably will not receive the approval of the players and chairman Daniel Levy. The coach himself is also not popular with the students, especially the star in midfield Dele Alli. After the match, the British star also said that his team failed not because of the injury situation but mainly because of the heavy playing mentality.
Arriving at Tottenham after his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino was fired, it was thought Mourinho would bring the team nicknamed “Rooster” back to the track and rise to become a candidate for the Premier League title. However, all the 57-year-old strategist can do is only in the first stage.
Spurs then ranked 14th on the standings with only 11 points after 12 rounds, reaching 5th place in round 25. Tottenham‘s strong momentum was blocked with a series of 6 matches and lost, including up to 4 failures. This is also the longest series of games in the coaching career of the Portuguese coach.
In the Premier League, Jose Mourinho is one of the worst coaches in Tottenham history in terms of win rate alone. “The special” only won 44%, far behind the predecessors Mauricio Pochettino (55.2%), Tim Sherwood (50%), Harry Redknapp (49.49%) or Andre Villas-Boas (55 %). He was no longer the cup king when the loss to Leipzig marked 6 years without a victory in the knockout round of the C1 Cup.
It can be said that Jose Mourinho is gradual “out of spell” at the London team. What people are most interested in right now is the response of chairman Daniel Levy about the decline as well as Mourinho’s statements after Tottenham was “kicked” out of the most prestigious arena in Europe. Most likely, the future of this full-time strategist will be made clear in the coming week. https://thenewssports.net/