Mourinho has expressed frustration on social media after Tottenham lost to Royal Antwerp.
Tottenham were defeated 0-1 at the hands of Royal Antwerp in the second match of the Europa League group stage. Launching a full-fledged squad, Tottenham did not play as sharp as usual and Ben Davies made a personal mistake that caused Lior Refaelov to score the only goal for the Belgian side.
Coach Jose Mourinho at the post-match press conference admitted his responsibility for this defeat, especially after the fact that he replaced up to 4 players in the first half of halftime shows that the starting lineup he launched out did not work. “I even wanted to change 11 people after the first half, and I didn’t change 5 because I was afraid the next 45 minutes would be very long. There was only one person at fault in this, I was the starting lineup,” he said.
However, Mourinho also proved quite annoyed with the players he trusted on the field and after the game, “The Special One” even made a strange move to Instagram a photo of himself sitting in the car. the team bus. Mourinho accompanied the photo with the comment: “Bad stones deserve bad results. Hope everyone on this car is as irritable as me. Tomorrow training starts at 11:00.
The time the photo was taken is at 9pm and Tottenham then took a night flight back to London, scheduled to arrive this morning October 30. The players then had to go home to rest before returning to the training ground at 11 o’clock, so the time frame was quite limited and it can be said that today’s training session will be like a penalty for the whole Tottenham team for the loss.
The four players replaced by Mourinho in the middle of the half were Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn and Carlos Vinicius. But of these, Dele Alli was especially criticized after the match. Besides, Harry Winks also played very badly and was even named as the player who contributed to the shocking 3-3 draw against West Ham on October 18.