A slew of players have said to be disenchanted with the gameplan adopted at the club
A man as petulant and decadent in nature as Jose Mourinho is hardly going to be receptive to any criticism directed his way. Rather than working on the issues pulling him and his Tottenham side down, the side’s coach has now decided to indulge in a manhunt to close in on the offenders criticising his methods.
A report in The Athletic had stated that Tottenham’s players were increasingly growing discontent with Mourinho’s defensive minded approach to the game. Players were left said to be leaving training sessions with ideas of defensive football ingrained in their heads with the first approach always being to defend at the club.
The report had further gone onto claim that Mourinho had spent hours prior to Tottenham’s fixture with Liverpool trying to defend throw ins. And with results not swinging his way, reports have been rife about his squad growing dismayed with this brand of football.
Mourinho Out To Nail Down Moles
In the aftermath of these reports, Mourinho has now decided to identity players talking secretly to media platforms and leaking such news. The Portuguese has previously also used this technique during his time at Chelsea.
Mourinho Launches Staunch Defence OF Himself
Mourinho meanwhile once again defended himself to the bone as he made loud claims of being one of the most important figures in the game at the moment.
“No, not at all. Not at all. Zero, “Mourinho had replied previously when asked if his coaching methods were outdated.
“Because sometimes the results are the consequence of multiple situations in football and mine and my coaching staff’s methods are second to nobody in the world.”
Mourinho doubled down on his defence during an event organised by Tottenham’s sponsors AIA this week, saying, “I don’t think anybody is going to discuss rocket science with the guys from NASA, with everybody around the world. ‘They think they can discuss football with one of the most important managers in the game. That’s the beauty of football. I got used to it. I appreciate that. So that’s fine for me.”