Sunday, 20 December 2020

Tottenham’s Playing Style Was Criticized, Jose Mourinho Gives A Response

By db-admin – Tottenham Hotspur’s style of play has been criticized for being too defensive. Jose Mourinho also gave his response.

Tottenham have just lost when they faced Liverpool in the Premier League continued. Competing at Anfield, Thursday (17/12/2020), The Lillywhites lost by a score of 1-2.

After the match, Mourinho could not hide his disappointment. The Portuguese manager considered the defeat to Liverpool inappropriate because Tottenham played better.

Looking at statistical records, Tottenham are less dominant than Liverpool. Harry Kane et al only recorded 24% possession of the ball and fired eight shots.

More defending, Tottenham also only recorded 19 passes in the final third of the field and six touches in the opponent’s penalty box. On the other hand, Liverpool made 200 passes in the final third of the field and 41 touches in the opponent’s penalty box.

However, Tottenham are still able to create dangerous opportunities such as through Steven Bergwijn. Mourinho said Liverpool’s winning goal made by Roberto Firmino was the opposite of the game.

Critics of Tottenham’s playing style also emerged. However, Jose Mourinho stressed that what was more important was the final result.

“I don’t know. I haven’t read much since the game,” said Mourinho when asked about criticism for Tottenham’s playing style, as reported by the Daily Mail.

“There is some information passed to me but what I know is how we performed. I also know the results in the end are the most important.”

“What else needs to be said? It’s finished,” he said.

The result against Liverpool is the second defeat for Tottenham in the Premier League this season. As a result of the defeat, Tottenham were displaced from the top of the standings and fell to second place with 25 points and three points behind Liverpool.

Tottenham will next host Leicester City on Sunday (12/20/2020).

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