Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has questioned the mentality of his gamers following final night time’s 3-1 loss to Sheffield United.
The defeat dealt a large blow on Spurs’ slim possibilities of taking part in within the Champions League subsequent time period because it left them seven factors behind sixth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers with six video games remaining.
Whereas VAR cancelling out Harry Kane’s rapid equalizer performed a component within the loss, Tottenham didn’t impress within the second-half at each ends of the pitch.
That they had the bigger share of possession but it surely yielded nothing in opposition to a resolute Sheffield defence and sharp assault.
“It’s a must to be prepared to deal with adverse moments and go till the final minute. Despite my efforts within the dressing room, now I really feel I do know extra in regards to the profile of my gamers,” Mourinho instructed soccer.london after the sport.
He additional careworn what he meant when requested how he plans to inspire Tottenham gamers for the previous couple of video games.
“It’s very straightforward to inspire myself as a result of it’s my nature. I at all times say when an expert participant wants an exterior motivation supply, then he’s in hassle. The motivation needs to be self-motivation, straight associated to your professionalism, straight associated with respect in your job, your membership, the followers. That’s crucial factor,” he continued.
“The supervisor can simply assist however the nature of the participant as an expert is crucial. Clearly if these boys don’t care about outcomes and don’t care in regards to the place we end on the finish of the season we’ll be in huge, huge hassle for the long run.
“So I hope that they care and battle for the most effective place within the desk for the top of the season.”
Mourinho calling out the gamers hasn’t gone down effectively with Spurs followers, and right here is how a few of them and BBC Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker reacted to it on Twitter:
He’s gone on the gamers early this time. https://t.co/fZikEoqAlj
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 2, 2020
Lastly we entered stage one. José don’t have any motivation issues solely the gamers have. Some Chelsea, Actual Madrid, Inter, Man U bells ringing ?
— Steen Jo. (@Gazzamyhero) July 3, 2020
We’ve gone from one of the lovable managers within the sport to one among, if not the, least lovable managers within the sport. God, I hate this membership.
— Kev (@maximotodo) July 2, 2020
He cherished the squad when he arrived, however is now saying he can’t inspire them. Effectively, off you pop then…🦖 pic.twitter.com/ATWdgpPhez
— NeilB__ (@NeilB__) July 2, 2020
Appears like he’s revving automobile as much as depart.
— john (@OnecoJohn) July 2, 2020
That is the beginning… it’s down hill from now.
— 🔰ALLDAY MUFC MULIVE 🔰 (@mannuuttdd) July 2, 2020
Whose fault is it?? You or them? Very gifted squad…
— Paul Newman 🌈 (@Paul_NewmanDM) July 2, 2020
As a result of they’re those who kick the ball…
— Skippy (James) (@skippy0108) July 3, 2020
@dancarrington11 lol throwing the gamers underneath early this time
— Paul (@heard31) July 2, 2020
Publicly questioning his gamers’ mentality may turn into a motivation for them as he hasn’t singled anybody out, however Mourinho has to share the blame for the way his facet performed final night time.
Spurs struggled defensively and will have carried out higher whereas conceding these three targets.
He’s solely chargeable for the outcomes on the finish of the day, and whereas lacking out on Champions League soccer is now very possible, failure to at the very least land a Europa League spot wouldn’t go down effectively.