Jose Mourinho feels the contradiction between two of his senior players shows the degree of enthusiasm that presently sits inside the playing gathering
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says the physical squabble between partners Hugo Lloris and Heung-min Son during the 1-0 win against Everton on Monday was ‘wonderful’.
Notwithstanding Spikes driving by a one goal as half-time began, Lloris and Son must be isolated by colleagues Giovani Lo Celso and Harry Winks as the France goalkeeper forcefully stood up to the South Korean attacker.
The couple unraveled their disparities during the half-time break as Spurs proceeded to dominate the game with Michael Keane’s 24th-minute own goal, the main score of the match.Embed from Getty Images
Lloris conceded that his displeasure was started by an absence of pressing from his colleagues, with Mourinho recommending post-match that the difference between his players was conceived out of the group’s ongoing horrible showings.
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At the point when gotten some information about his view on the occurrence, Mourinho said: “Beautiful.
“It’s probably the consequence of our meetings. If you want to blame somebody for that, it’s me. I was critical of my boys because they are not, in my opinion, critical enough of themselves or each other.
“I’ve asked them to be more demanding. I’ve asked them to demand more from others. I asked them to put their colleagues and the pressure of that team spirit that you have to give everything for everybody.Embed from Getty Images
“It was a situation at the end of the first half where an amazing kid that everybody loves like Sonny, a team boy, but in that situation the captain thought he had to do more for the team, you have to give a different effort than you gave.
“A couple of bad words, I’m not sure if there was a push or not, but it’s something very important for the team to grow up because for a team to grow up you need to demand from each other, you need to be strong personalities.
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“I was really pleased. At half-time I told them, when you had this reaction that I had no doubts that you would stick together until the end.”
Tottenham have dropped to eighth on the table, having won just two of their four matches since the restart a month ago – leaving the side 10 points untied of Chelsea in fourth position.Embed from Getty Images
Mourinho accepts the negative response between his two players shows the degree of speculation and disappointment inside the playing bunch at their own ongoing exhibitions.
“It tells me that they care,” Mourinho said. “It tells me that they were really upset, frustrated and probably blaming each other for the last performance in the last result [against Sheffield United].
“I could be very protective of my team and my players and put all the blame in [referee] Michael Oliver, lots of people did it and rightfully so. But inside closed doors I was going in another direction – forget Michael Oliver and focus on our performance.”