Jose Mourinho has pinned the blame on his gamers after one other shaky defensive efficiency price Tottenham victory over Newcastle on Sunday.
Spurs travelled north understanding they’d the possibility to maneuver into the highest 4 after Chelsea fell to a shock defeat towards West Brom on Saturday. For 86 minutes, it seemed as if they might get there, as a Harry Kane double overturned Joelinton’s early opener to place Mourinho’s workforce in management.
However there was to be a merciless accident from a Spurs perspective as Arsenal loanee Joe Willock arrived on the again put up to steal a degree for the Magpies.
Spurs have come underneath some criticism for his or her defensive lapses of late. They threw away their Europa League marketing campaign from a seemingly safe place towards Dinamo Zagreb, and whereas a 2-0 win over Aston Villa quickly put their worries to at least one facet, all of them got here speeding again out right here as they dropped factors from a successful place as soon as extra.
“I’m annoyed. We wanted to win the match and we got here to win,” Mourinho fumed to BBC 5 Dwell after the sport.
“We weren’t removed from successful it however, on the identical time, we created some instability on the sport with so many particular person defensive errors that we made.
“We all the time gave Newcastle an opportunity to be within the recreation.
“After all, we had the largest likelihood of the sport to make it 3-1 and kill it, then we concede a recreation the subsequent minute.”
Mourinho is thought for the defensive solidity of his groups, and it was put to him after the match that his Spurs facet aren’t dwelling as much as that status. He was fast to shed the blame for that, suggesting it is the gamers, and never his administration, who’re the issue.
“Similar coach, completely different gamers,” he mentioned.