October 26, 2020

Jose Mourinho blasts Tottenham for not being strong enough ‘psychologically’ to cope with West Ham who ‘deserved’ draw

Jose Mourinho blasts Tottenham for not being strong enough ‘psychologically’ to cope with West Ham who ‘deserved’ draw

JOSE MOURINHO blasted his Spurs stars for not being strong enough ‘psychologically’ to cope with West Ham in their shock 3-3 draw.

David Moyes’ side sealed a stunning comeback from 3-0 down thanks to Manuel Lanzini’s late Goal of the Season contender.

Mourinho said his players were not tough enough mentally to deal with West Ham

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Mourinho said his players were not tough enough mentally to deal with West HamCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd

Tottenham boss Mourinho said West Ham were ‘lucky’ to salvage a point in the most dramatic of circumstances.

But he also believed they ‘deserved’ the result, which ruined Gareth Bale’s special homecoming.

Asked what the heck went wrong, Mourinho said: “. Of course I have to analyse the second half and have to do it internally, but for you I prefer to say football happened, and praise West Ham’s belief.

“It is not easy to be losing 3-0 and be dominated, to keep the belief.

“I knew they are a different team to last season, but to lose an advantage of three goals is a big punishment and eventually deserved.

“The game was under control, we had Harry Kane to score the fourth when he hit the post, Gareth Bale to kill the game.

“The game was more to the fourth goal, but that’s football.

“Not deliberately, but the team was dropping, with [Harry] Winks we found balance again and was in control.

All three of West Ham's goals came after Bale was subbed on

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All three of West Ham’s goals came after Bale was subbed onCredit: Reuters

“It was exactly when we were in control that we conceded the first and their belief went up.

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“My guys were not strong enough to cope with it psychologically. The last few seconds we lost two points.

“I told them to be aware of set-pieces against, which we knew they were very strong. David found in [Tomas] Soucek his new [Marouane] Fellaini. They fought very hard to be lucky, so I praise them.

“This is a game that was in the pocket and we lost two points.”

Take a look around Gareth Bale’s bar and grill pub that is now called Nine’s since Spurs move