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“I Don’t Know What They’re Doing” – Hoddle Questions Mourinho Tactics After Leipzig Loss [video]
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Glenn Hoddle questioning the managerial acumen of Jose Mourinho is like Jose Mourinho giving advice on how to pass a ball to…well, Glenn Hoddle.

But the former Spurs player and boss did just that last night on BT Sport, following Tottenham’s 1-0 home defeat to RB Leipzig in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie.

Hoddle thought that Spurs looked like a team without a plan, clueless off the ball and lacking imagination with it.

It is not that Hoddle is wrong in his assessment of the match; Leipzig were miles ahead of us in terms of style and knowing their own game.

But Mourinho did have a clear approach to the game – to take a clean sheet back to Germany. And however negative you might perceive that as being from a home team, even though it was largely forced upon him because of injuries, it would have worked if not for one clumsy tackle from Ben Davies.

I’m not judging Mourinho until next season, when he has had the time to implement his own way on his own players. And neither should Hoddle.

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Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago

Hoddles right as usual. As a pundit it’s his job to analyse the match.. He’s just stating the obvious. I’m worried too as a spurs fan.. Parking the bus against leipzig at home because we had no target man. Poor tactics letting them do what they want. He is predictably parking the bus EVERY match regardless of opposition. Horrible to watch. The occasional time we did get the ball off them we either gave it straight back or lumped a long ball up to lucas moura who stands at 5ft 5inchs tall dwarfed by the centre backs. I take it to maureen and the players themselves. Why the hell didnt they change formation, approach at all?…. As a player I would hate playing for maureen. I want the ball and i want to do damage. I dont want the opponents to have it, the longer they do then the more likely they do damage. Its my ball so i hunt it down rapidly in packs. Give me the klopp poch attacking goalgetting winning mindset every time over the maureen defensive sit deep inviting pressure style… I would much rather play against a team like maureens.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

You won’t be witnessing this kinda salvage the season best we can kinda work from Jose next season. Proper organized attacking football is coming. I suggest people hold their tongues. He’s gonna make many look even more stupid. We’ll see.

ronan1882
ronan1882
1 year ago

Will be ironic if he parks the bus at stamford bridge tomorrow given he mockingly originated that term after a Chelsea-Spurs game there years ago.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  ronan1882

You know he will as well. Hypocryte really he sets all his teams up like that too.. Hes always parked the bus. The clubs he was at though he had great defensive midfielders and box to box midfielders to defend well and transition to attack quickly. The likes of makalele, essien, ballack, kroos, kante as opposed to dier plus a couple of crocks who can’t manage 90 mins never mind a run of matches.

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

You make some relevant points about the setting up. 4 at the back and only 2 mids not up to the task physically or numerically. There was no effective transition out of the back half, only after Lamela and Tanguy took on the Germans did we look a threat. Being linked with 30yo Willian is depressing, similar to being linked with a 19yo inexpensive starlet, one for the future. A top class ready to go striker is the demonstrated need. There are too many holes in this team to suit the no longer special one’s style. The bleak prediction is an influx of older, physical types who can play the Mourinho way when it was effective. Teams know they can come at us, injuries or not.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

Correct, he always had a couple of quality match winners to nick a goal, strong, physical and athletic players with a bit of quality. This was all possible with the budgets he’s had.

Trying to get that to work with this group of players, more technical players, just isn’t getting the best out of them. Not entirely his fault, Levy’s the one that hired him and Jose went for it as he had nothing else going on apart from offers in China and Arabia…

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

Nah, Glenda’s right, we looked clueless.

All this ‘I’m not judging Jose yet’ stuff is all well and good but I don’t see any other manager in the world being afforded so much good will and slack. For what have been utterly turgid displays.

When he first arrived there was clearly a reaction to a new voice, new staff and we won big a few times. Now it seems the longer he worked with our players, the more negative and less dominant they are becoming in matches.

Look, if he does a job, gets top 4 or wins a cup, even playing like that Greek side that won the Euros then ok job done. However, if this is the future of our footballing approach under Jose then I’m wondering what the club is anymore…

Spurs est1882
Spurs est1882
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

The club is a business venture, and for one will NEVER get behind the win at all costs approach, especially if the approach is poor quality football. I say Jose does need time though as this is a largely under resourcd side. Problem is that Poch got hung out with this team and Jose said it was sufficient.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Even if maureen wins a league cup or fa cup then that will be it. He will inevitably clash with levy at the end of a transfer window when we stand still again or go backwards even further. Then people will say arguably he had more success than poch with his pot… But juande ramos won a mickey mouse pot (with jols team) so by most peoples perception he was more succesful than poch 😂 Poch was aiming higher. Not the mickey mouse cup or even fa cup or ropey cup. He wanted the prem and champs league and to build a squad to compete consistently. If he was backed then i believe we would have had a good chance for a real legacy.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

100% spot on. Is Jose keeping the seat warm for someone like Rodgers? I honestly feel that Jose has ‘caretaker’ written all over him.

The main point here is why not back and nurture Poch? Keep Mitchell, work with these people who have more than proved themselves and put some trust in them ffs.

Everyone is saying Jose needs real backing, let’s not judge yet etc etc. When Poch had the 17th highest net spend in the league to work with over his 5 seasons!

Seems like one rule for Jose and another for Poch, what Poch and his staff did with what they had compared to the club’s around them was nothing short of miraculous. Anyone who isn’t acutely aware of these things needs to study the facts around Poch’s time.

Jose has to prove himself again, he was terrible at Utd with money and he’s hardly setting the world alight with us is he? Back Jose by all means but he needs to show he’s still got it, so far I’m not convinced…

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  East Stand

Interestingly my mates a united fan (whos dying for poch to go old trafford) and he told me that 400million united spent was all ed woodward. Jose wanted ibra and got him and matic but had a long list of targets (a few yids like dier and rose and toby and kane)… Woodward got him pogba fred lukaku bailey and more, apparently maureen didn’t want any of them.

East Stand
East Stand
1 year ago

Poch didn’t want most of the players he got either. He wanted Mane for example but Levy wouldn’t do the wages.

Levy won’t go out and deliver a shopping list from any manager, why would he change now?

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