Jose Mourinho has pinned the blame on his gamers after one other shaky defensive efficiency value Tottenham victory over Newcastle on Sunday.
Spurs travelled north understanding they’d the prospect to maneuver into the highest 4 after Chelsea fell to a shock defeat towards West Brom on Saturday. For 86 minutes, it appeared as if they’d get there, as a Harry Kane double overturned Joelinton’s early opener to place Mourinho’s staff in management.
However there was to be a merciless accident from a Spurs perspective as Arsenal loanee Joe Willock arrived on the again submit to steal a degree for the Magpies.
Spurs have come beneath 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 briefly put their worries to 1 facet, all of them got here dashing again out right here as they dropped factors from a profitable place as soon as extra.
“I’m pissed off. We wanted to win the match and we got here to win,” Mourinho fumed to BBC 5 Live after the sport.
“We weren’t removed from profitable it however, on the similar time, we created some instability on the sport with so many particular person defensive errors that we made.
“We at all times gave Newcastle an opportunity to be within the recreation.
“After all, we had the largest probability 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 residing as much as that repute. He was fast to shed the blame for that, suggesting it is the gamers, and never his administration, who’re the issue.
“Similar coach, totally different gamers,” he mentioned.