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