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Jose Mourinho in less-than-subtle Tottenham transfer plea following West Ham: ‘Problems I cannot resolve’

Jose Mourinho in less-than-subtle Tottenham transfer plea following West Ham: ‘Problems I cannot resolve’


Spurs boss Jose Mourinho this afternoon appeared to plead for reinforcements to his squad, after slipping to defeat at the hands of West Ham United.

Antonio & Lingard on target

The Lilywhites returned to Premier League action a short time ago, in a derby meeting with the Hammers at the London Stadium.

Tottenham of course headed into proceedings in desperate search of a bounce-back result, having seen the club’s domestic form fall off a cliff of late, en route to 4 league defeats in 5.

When all was said and done in the capital this afternoon, however, the woes of the visitors only deepened.

West Ham opened the game’s scoring inside 5 minutes, when Michail Antonio slotted home on the rebound, after forcing a save from Hugo Lloris in the Spurs net:

And Mourinho’s men were two down shortly after the interval, when Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard continued his fine recent spell of form with a pinpoint left-footed finish:

Lucas Moura did manage to pull one back for the visitors just past the hour mark, but the damage had been done, as West Ham stood tall en route to a crucial 2-1 win.

‘Cannot resolve…’

David Moyes’ Irons now sit in the dizzying heights of 4th in the Premier League table, just a point adrift of Manchester United.

For Tottenham, on the other hand, though, the situation looks considerably gloomier.

Their 5th league defeat in 6 means the north Londoners remain languishing in 9th spot, a full 9 points off the Champions League spots.

One man who appeared particularly inconsolable following the full-time whistle in London this afternoon, meanwhile, was Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese tactician has seen his side slip from potential title contenders at one point in the campaign to the depths of mid-table, amid nothing short of a collapse.

And, speaking in his post-match interview, Mourinho was in no mood to mince words when it comes to what he evidently feels are glaring holes in Spurs’ current squad.

The former Chelsea boss highlighted problems that he ‘cannot resolve’ simply through coaching, in the process seemingly shifting the onus onto Daniel Levy and the transfer chiefs at the club to seek out solutions on the transfer front:

Mourinho was also keen to assure that he is in no doubt when it comes to his own abilities:


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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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