José Mourinho calmly acknowledged that Spurs are “not powerful enough” to compete on all three fronts, with his current squad. These next few weeks will be less about respecting competitions and more about hanging in there.
Our only player that can be shuffled out of the pack after the Liverpool game is Toby Alderweireld. Now, this may grate with some, but Pochettino wouldn’t have been this transparent.
The Argentine would’ve waited to be asked just before kick off and passed some glib remark about only being able to pick 11 players. With José, we get the truth, the player doesn’t lose face, and we all move on.