Mourinho deplores Tottenham’s “mistakes”; cites “ impossible ” actions of Fulham


Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has criticized his side from both ends of the pitch and referred to the ‘impossible’ actions of a Fulham star.

Tottenham took the lead in the first half thanks to the always reliable Harry Kane after a sublime serve from Sergio Reguilon.

Son Heung-min wasted an opportunity to put the game to bed by hitting the post after the break.

The near-accident turned out to be fatal when Ivan Cavaleiro nodded an equalizer a few minutes later.

Talk to TBEN After the game, Mourinho lamented Fulham’s “avoidable” goal, and criticized his team’s inability to put the game to bed when in the ascendant.

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“In the first half, Alphonse Areola made some impossible saves, two more in the second too.

“We have to kill a game and we didn’t – but you have to keep a clean sheet, not make mistakes, so that was a very avoidable goal.

“The markers are there, there was not even an advantage in terms of numbers.

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“They were smart enough to understand the way they played, they change, they get more defensive and they get results. I thought they were a bit lucky but they were good.

“We have bad results and we should – and could have – avoided those results.”

When asked by Amazon Prime if he expected a busy January transfer window, Mourinho concluded, “No. I do not expect.

We are better than this – Hojbjerg

Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg also spoke to Amazon, stating, “Very disappointing. I think there are aspects of the game that we need to do better.

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“It’s hard to speak right now because of the emotions but more courage and more focus. Run the odds – I had a chance and had to score. Many details we need to remember.

“I’m happy that there is a game again in three days so that we can show a reaction and show that we are better than that but I don’t want to talk too much.

“We are always very hungry as a team and we will continue.”


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