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‘Same coach, different players’ – Jose Mourinho takes aim at Spurs stars (again) following Newcastle draw

‘Same coach, different players’ – Jose Mourinho takes aim at Spurs stars (again) following Newcastle draw


Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was in no mood to mince words during his post-Newcastle press conference this evening, taking aim at his side’s stars courtesy of a less than subtle dig.

Willock strikes late

The Lilywhites were of course back in action a short time ago, in the club’s first outing on the back of the international break.

Mourinho and co. made the trip to St. James’ Park, for a Premier League meeting with relegation-battling Newcastle.

Spurs headed into proceedings absolutely desperate for all 3 points, aware that, despite their struggles to this point in the campaign, a victory would guide them clear of Chelsea into the top-4.

When all was said and done on Tyneside, however, the visitors fell short, in another blow to their chances of clinching Champions League football for next season.

Newcastle opened the afternoon’s scoring just shy of the half-hour mark, when Joelinton took full advantage of a defensive mixup to slot home at the far post:

Harry Kane, though, quickly dragged Tottenham back into things, courtesy of a quickfire brace before the interval:

From here, it was widely predicted that the north Londoners would simply go on to run riot, with Newcastle having not exactly proven themselves as the most resilient of outfits to this point in the campaign.

This, though, proved far from the case.

Instead, it was the Magpies who struck the game’s telling goal.

Five minutes from time, a concerted spell of pressure eventually saw the ball make its way to the back post, where Arsenal loanee Joe Willock was on hand to lash home off the underside of the crossbar:

And this brought an end to the scoring at St. James’, as Newcastle bagged a crucial point in their bid to avoid the drop.

Mou takes aim

For Spurs, on the other hand, the situation looks an altogether more concerning one.

The capital giants remain outside the Premier League’s top-4, level on points with both Liverpool and West Ham, the latter of whom boast a game in hand.

In turn, on the back of the club’s latest disappointing showing, the finger of blame has since been pointed in a host of directions.

The likes of Sergio Reguilon, Carlos Vinicius and Davinson Sanchez looked some way short of their best over the course of the 90 minutes this afternoon.

No individual, though, has been more widely targeted than Lilywhites boss Jose Mourinho.

After his side took the lead, Mourinho’s instructions, particularly late on, appeared to be for his side to sit deep, inviting pressure on, before hitting their hosts on the break.

Such tactics, however, evidently failed to pay off.

When questioned on Tottenham’s inability to hold onto their latest advantage during a post-match interview this evening, however, Mourinho refused to take the blame on himself, instead making use of the opportunity to direct a less than subtle dig at his side’s stars:


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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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