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Is Jose Mourinho already losing the Tottenham dressing room?
By Bruce Grove -

Jose Mourinho isn’t a stranger to falling out with his players and that might be the case once again.

The special one has been preparing his team to end this campaign inside the Premier League’s top four.

The Lilywhites signed the players he asked for and the team will have wanted a winning start to the season.

But they were beaten at home by Everton on the opening weekend, it is fair to say that Mourinho didn’t enjoy that.

The Portuguese managed complained about his player’s fitness levels and commitment to pressing their opponents after the game, and that criticism wasn’t taken very well by all the players.

Mirror Sports claims that the Portuguese manager’s criticism of his players may have angered some of them and caused the dressing room to be divided.

It claims that some of the players felt that he was being selfish and shifting the blame to others by criticising them instead of taking responsibility.

The players certainly were not happy to have lost the game, but they believe that they were not “lazy” as Mourinho claimed and that they gave their best efforts in the game.

Ben Davies said after the game as quoted by the Mirror: “Look, it’s a tough one. I think everybody worked hard. Me personally, I gave it my all. I wouldn’t doubt that everybody else in the team gave it their all.

“But the performance wasn’t up to scratch. It’s hard to put it down to a lack of effort. I’m sure we will evaluate where we went wrong moving forward.”

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Pail D
Pail D
9 months ago

Jimmy Greaves, best ever. Once on the wane Bill outed him. No sentiment if you want to stay ahead. Poch did well , but his time had come. Even if he won stuff. Cloughie stayed too long

ministers cat
ministers cat
9 months ago

I used to have a manager who would call you in if something went wrong and call you a chunt and effing dont do it again (I got that treatment once but it wasnt me so he apologised but I didnt mind this was in a closed room). Afterwards he was fine not sulky etc.
One day I bumped into my previous manager and he asked how I got on with Steve so I said I like his style to which he replied “I have been at meetings with the top brass where one of them has crtiticised one of you for their actions and he has thumped the table and raised his voice to them in support of his excellent team.
Moral – if you are not happy with a player take him to one side out of camera shot and say “to me you appear to be lazy I want you to raise your game”. Fvck that Levy wanted good tv you dont call a player out in front of a camera.
If he had done that to me I would be on my knees – helping him look for his teeth.

BigStew
BigStew
9 months ago

Why is José being criticised by many for speaking the truth? I’m sure I watched the same match as everyone else on Sun & the team collectively were unbelievably awful & yes, lazy, a fucking shameful performance! So why is that José’s fault?
But oh, let’s not criticise overpaid, pampered players, we might offend their sensibilities the poor loves. Any other profession where you don’t perform, you get disciplined/sacked but footballers have to be treated delicately because their so sensitive??

Brian Fisher
Brian Fisher
9 months ago

Jose will lose th dressing room for sure if we reacquire Bale. He is already in jeopardy for his over dependence on playing Kane. Getting Bale would give us two injury -prone goal scorers and we could easily lose both before Christmas.

East Stand
East Stand
9 months ago

This lazy bunch of layabouts got to a Champions League final. I’m sure if they stop being lazy we’ll win the league! 😂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Got to the final and did what? I’ll tell ya. Played rubbish.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Tintin, dele and winks got on the ball and did lots of sideways and backwards passing.. No risk taking. No real drive forward or will to win. They looked lazy that night too….. Food for thought… Watch that again, and then watch the previous years final…… Bale on the bench because of Zidane, comes on second half and tears the scouse apart. That overhead kick was roy of the rovers style…. And to think some mugs don’t want him back! And I am cold mate. But Bale starts over Ndombelly, winks, lucas, davies.. Hes versatile too, can play anywhere left or right wing, number 10.. He’d do damage as a striker too if no Kane.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

You ain’t gotta sell him to me man. Inter. West upper🌚 where’s he gonna play? Anywhere he wants🌚

East Stand
East Stand
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Both teams were poor. We played better than them, Sissoko left his harm outstretched in the area. You can’t blame the manager for that, that’s just basic sh*t you don’t do.

Brian Fisher
Brian Fisher
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

INdeed- Poch played Kane before he was fit or ready. Lost him the dressing room and lost us the cup.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Got to the final and did what? I’ll tell ya. Played rubbish.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Jose. Get rid of all but son who played in the CL final. Clear’m out

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Surely not Kane?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

For the right price yes, him too

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Poch should have been bold enough to have the courage of his conviction by sticking with Moura and Llorente for the CL final!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Some say its why the squad turned on him. Who knows

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Having never recovered from the defeat Poch should have bowed out gracefully then!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

He should’ve been encouraged to really by levy

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
9 months ago

Lucas for sure… I think most would have started with Kane as well though… Never mind half fit, even with two broken legs he would cover more ground than Llorente.

East Stand
East Stand
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

😂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I’d sell Kane dele dier and Davies in a neat little bundle.

East Stand
East Stand
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

No, you said all of them sort from Son.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

I’ll get to the rest

East Stand
East Stand
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Clear them all out? You’ve lost the plot and you can’t admit that Jose isn’t as magical as you make out…

He’s the MANAGER he is paid 15m a year to MANAGE the players. 😂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Go away with your poch crap. You’re boring.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

In fairness to Poch he well exceeded expectations with the players he had at his disposal at the time, bonding an effective unit at the time.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Well done. Give him a peanut

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Very harsh me thinks!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Yeah well. Life can be “harsh.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Indeed, something special was happening at the time which sadly never happened. You guessed it winning a Trophy!!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Yep. No tangible success.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Whilst I take your point it all depends how you measure success which I agree is ultimately about managers winning silverware or in Levy’s world is simply satisfied with securing a top 4 spot!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Anyway. I’m glad he’s gone.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Then possibly back to the revolving door of Levy hiring and firing managers at this rate until we strike lucky again!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

We’ll see.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

😂 Peanuts.. Dry roasted…. All he won at the end of the day was peanuts…… Claudio Raneri won the league and he was still sacked as soon as results went south….. Watch poch in ‘all or nothing’.. His eyes, body language, negative talk about falling and failing. He was done… Came across a soft lad. The leader cannot be soft.

East Stand
East Stand
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

And your Jose crap isn’t? Sell the whole team to save the managers behind? That just plain weird…

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

But José is our current manager you twerp. The past manager that you keep banging on about practically killed the present team.

East Stand
East Stand
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

That’s hilarious. 😂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

As hilarious as you backing the old manager more than the new one?

East Stand
East Stand
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

No, it’s way more hilarious than that. Get rid of all the players because the MANAGER can’t MANAGE them?!

😂 😂 😂 😂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Most will be got rid of the rest will be squad players. Look at the fantastic team that was put up earlier. Not many left

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
9 months ago

If that’s Davies giving it his all then we’re in trouble. Usual player BS.

Dessyspur
Dessyspur
9 months ago

Good night Vienna

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Dessyspur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJeWySiuq1I

Ultravox – got to No 2 in the charts in the early 80s!

Sajid Wahid
Sajid Wahid
9 months ago

They were better when John Foxx was the lead singer.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Sajid Wahid

At Oxford Poly at the time when this song hit the charts never knew much about them apart from this one song!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

Star royal. New in. Head of the river. The bullingdon. I loved oxford

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I love the city.
My favourite pub is The Bear nr Oriel College.
Also Eagle & Child.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

“Eagle&child? Where is that? Ifferly? Cowley? Little claringdon st? Abingdon rd? I liked Jericho. (Excuse the spelling) anyway you should know I can’t spell🌚

Sajid Wahid
Sajid Wahid
9 months ago

John Foxx founded the group. Check out his albums. Esp “The Garden”. It’s England in summer.

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
9 months ago
Reply to  Sajid Wahid

The Garden is a classic album. I got into UVox just after John Foxx left, but to me Systems of Romance is easily one of the best new wave/electric albums of that era.

Sajid Wahid
Sajid Wahid
9 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Sadly under appreciated. Gary Numan adores him. Metamatic his 1st album is a synth master piece that blows 90% of albums of the time out of the water. The original version of “Endlessly” could have been written by George Harrison with it’s sitar/Indian vibe. Think I’m going to listen to “Europe After the Rain”. We had ozzie in the squad at the time. That was a team!

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
9 months ago
Reply to  Sajid Wahid

I’m a big Numan fan as well. I love both versions of Endlessly and The Golden Section is another classic As for Metamatic, best I can say is that it wouldn’t be out of place in a Kraftwerk collection which is very high praise. Underpass is simply stunning, but I have a big soft spot for Burning Car too. As for the Spurs team at the time, my, what a team that was!!!

Sajid Wahid
Sajid Wahid
9 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Love all of Fox’s stuff. I have most of the singles from “The Golden Section”. The b sides are fantastic! “Another time Another Place” a fav. Not only a great team a great manager too. I wana cry!

Essex Tony
Essex Tony
9 months ago
Reply to  Sajid Wahid

Top Man!!

Sajid Wahid
Sajid Wahid
9 months ago
Reply to  Essex Tony

Saw him at the Lyceum in the strand. I was standing next to this bloke with more make up then a Xmas panto. It was David Sylvian.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  Dessyspur

Is rigsbys cat dead?

Dessyspur
Dessyspur
9 months ago

I wish somebody would buy Ben Davies

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
9 months ago
Reply to  Dessyspur

IMO there is other more pressing deadwood to shift first before Ben Davies!
Whilst he correctly attracts much criticism, in fairness he is a dependable solid utility squad player capable of filling in as an emergency centre half if required!!

Regarding divisive Mourinho. Once the Special One, now a busted flush! sacking him is costly!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago

He ain’t worth a light. Every quick right sider wants to play against him. Who’s playing left back? Davies. Yessss.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
9 months ago
Reply to  Dessyspur

Got Leyton Orient on the blower. Wants to know your best best price?