After Tottenham’s defeat against the Royal Antwerp (0-1), in the Europa League, Jose Mourinho did not hide his anger and disappointment. The Spurs coach slammed his players at a press conference.
Unbeaten since September 13, and a defeat against Everton (0-1) during the first day of the Premier League, Tottenham lost on the field of Royal Antwerp (0-1) Thursday evening in the Europa League. The Spurs coach was not at all pleased with his team’s performance and did not hesitate to let it be known.
Several players did not take their chance
For this game, Mourinho had chosen to rotate his squad, leaving Harry Kane and Heung-min Son on the bench at kick-off. As a result, the London club delivered a very disappointing performance and the Portuguese technician drew in a press conference. “You used to ask me regularly ‘why isn’t this player playing? Maybe you won’t ask me that again for a few weeks, now that you have the answer”. slipped the London coach.
“You know what our best team is.” I like to think that players deserve an opportunity,” he continues, before making it clear to many players that they didn’t take their chances. It’s my responsibility to give them opportunities, but it’s also up to them to take that chance with both hands. This night shows that my future choices are going to be very easy.”
Four changes in the half-time
Dele Alli, Giovani Lo Celso, Steven Bergwijn and Carlos Vinicius were replaced at half-time, and may feel that their coach’s words are being taken at face value. “I wanted to make 11 changes.” However, Mourinho said, he did not want to point fingers at specific players after the game.
For his second start with Tottenham, Gareth Bale came out in the 58th minute. A few minutes later, Mourinho cracked a mythical Instagram post. There is a picture of the “Special One” sitting in the bus with his eyes in the air, accompanied by this caption: “Bad performances deserve bad results. I hope everyone on this bus is as angry as I am. Tomorrow, training at 11 o’clock.” The atmosphere promises to be icy this morning…