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“They are four points off the top of the Premier League and in a cup final” Fans urged to stop moaning about Mourinho’s style
By Bruce Grove -

Jonathan Woodgate has defended Jose Mourinho as some pundits and fans continue to talk about his team’s style of play, even though they have been winning games.

The Portuguese manager is a specialist at winning trophies and that is one reason why Spurs appointed him as a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino.

His team is arguably the best counter-attacking side in England, he has trained them not to pay too much attention to possession and instead get prepared to counterattack their opponents when they win back the ball.

The form of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min has made the tactic work well, as both players score from the few chances that they get.

Some fans who have been used to seeing their team play beautiful possession-based football under Pochettino are now worried about their new style, but Woodgate thinks that they should enjoy the success that it will bring them instead.

‘I want Spurs to win a trophy. I hear the fans moan about the style of football but they are four points off the top of the Premier League and in a cup final, what more do they want?,’ he says to Mail Sport.

‘They are playing counter-attacking football but winning games. Would they prefer not be in a final playing really good football. I don’t think it works for me, as players as well, they want to win trophies.

‘It will be tough against Man City but if you want any manager behind you to play in a cup final, it has to be Jose Mourinho.

‘At some stage I think he will win a cup competition there. He always plays good teams in the League Cup because he realises it’s another trophy in his locker. It’s clever. I wish when we had our good young team at Leeds, we’d have taken the cups more seriously and played our top team because there was a chance of winning a trophy.’ 

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David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Big clubs have no divine right to win!

Harry Hotspur
1 year ago

Jinx 😆

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

Superb Crawley Town dump Leeds Utd out of the FA Cup 3-0!

Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
1 year ago

Young lad released by Spurs scored a fab goal

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago

One of their emotional scorers released by Spurs!

Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
1 year ago

Jinx

Tony Borg
Tony Borg
1 year ago

If he gets results and wins things, that’s all that matters in the long run. In a couple of seasons no one will remember how we played but they will remember if we win something.

gazza
gazza
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Borg

Why would you be happy to pay £200 plus for a day out with the premium ticket prices at the Tottenham stadium and get less entertainment than watching paint dry, if i wanted to support a team that used to win trophies and played dire negative football i would have become a Gooner. If you pay near top dollar to watch a game the idea should be to be entertained unless you are happy with just being a trophy hunter with defend for 85 minutes each big game? Tottenham have shown against Newcastle, Crystal Palace , West Ham tried to defend leads and failed, the Leicester game tried defending from the beginning and lost as is not Tottenham’s style , the Liverpool game was the exception with good defending for 89 minutes but still lost , Tottenham were lucky Man city did not have their shooting boots on and Man utd played the worst they have against us for a very long time, Tottenham with the players we have at the moment will win nothing being an exclusive defensive counter attacking team, a cross between Mourinho’s and Poch’s styles when required might have worked.

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Borg

I simply do not understand all this ‘spurs are boring’ chat – yes, there have been a few poor performances, as there always will be, but I am genuinely enjoying 4 out of every 5 games we’re playing at the moment.

I think there’s a case for ‘the media says its bad so it must be’ with some people.

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