Prickly Jose Mourinho insists his methods are ‘second to nobody in the world’ as he bites back at claims his Tottenham side are in crisis… with defeat to West Ham leaving them NINE points off the top four
- Jose Mourinho has defended his tactics after Spurs’ 2-1 defeat against West Ham
- Mourinho said his ‘coaching staff methods are second to nobody in the world’
- He even claimed it is mathematically possible for Tottenham to make top four
The Spurs manager has said his ‘coaching staff methods are second to nobody in the world’ despite the fact his side have lost five out of their last six Premier League matches.
Mourinho also rejected claims that Tottenham are going through a ‘crisis’ and even stated that it was ‘realistic’ for his side to make top four this season.
Jose Mourinho has defended his tactics after Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat against West Ham United
When asked if Tottenham’s string of bad results was down to his tactics, Mourinho said: ‘No, not at all. Zero. [I have belief] because sometimes the results are the consequences of multiple situations in football.
‘Mine and my coaching staff methods are second to nobody in the world.’
Tottenham have now lost five out of their previous six games and sit in eighth position
However, Mourinho has said his ‘coaching staff methods are second to nobody in the world’
Tottenham have suffered a drastic drop in form, currently sitting eighth in the Premier League after losing to West Ham.
Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard the provided two goals that saw West Ham hang on for a 2-1 derby victory at the London Stadium.
The Hammers took the lead inside the first five minutes of the game after Antonio fired home his fifth goal against Spurs, before Lingard found the net early in the second half.
Such goals marked the first time a Mourinho side has conceded in the opening five minutes of both halves in a Premier League game.
The result also saw West Ham move into fourth place – nine points ahead of Spurs who stay in eighth.
The manager even claimed it is mathematically possible for Tottenham to make top four
Despite his side’s recent form, Mourinho has refused to admit that the club are going through as ‘crisis’.
He said: ‘I don’t know what you mean by crisis. If crisis is frustration and sadness in the dressing room then I believe so and I think we all showed that.
‘When a team fights the way the team did in trying to get a different result it’s never a group crisis. A group crisis is when you’re not together. I would say it’s a bad run of results.’
The Portuguese manager even suggested his side could even finish the 2020-2021 season in a top four spot.
He said: ‘Mathematically it’s possible so that means it’s realistic. We have problems and that’s showing in the results.
‘You need luck and we need that back as well. You hit the post and the ball goes out. You get VAR results and I’m not talking about today but you need luck to go in your favour.
‘I believe that if this team wins a couple of games in a row this team, nine points is a big gap, but it’s not impossible.’