José Mourinho did not appreciate a question about Tottenham’s quality of play on Tuesday after the Spurs’ loss to Leipzig.
Did José Mourinho lose the formula? Double winner of the Champions League with FC Porto then Inter Milan, the Special One does not know any more the same success in C1. New illustration this Wednesday with the backhand conceded at home against Leipzig (0-1) during the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League.
A defeat which obviously compromises the chances of qualification of the Spurs. “1-0 is 1-0, not 10-0. The result remains open. We wouldn’t be the first team to lose the home game 1-0 and then qualify, nevertheless affirmed the Portuguese technician in remarks relayed by RMC Sport. What keeps me confident is the spirit, the mentality of my players, who they are, not just as players, but above all as guys and as a group. It’s a fantastic group of players. “
A group lessened by injuries. Facing Leipzig, Tottenham had indeed to compose without several of its framework players including Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Moussa Sissoko, which undoubtedly explains the Spurs’ difficulties in playing the game. Nevertheless, José Mourinho seems to have a hard time criticizing on the game proposed by his troops. Witness his reaction after a question from a journalist who wanted to know if the Londoners lost because they played badly. “I don’t like your question”he replied dryly.