Tottenham boss Mourinho: Why I told Son to give up match ball

Ross Houston
December 8, 2019

Tottenham Hotspur head coach José Mourinho has called for an immediate response from his side after their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in midweek. If you lose any individual, it's important to be unhappy, it's important to be grieving, it's important to be crying.

"I fully expect them to notch victory on their way to better things in 2020". "I think that's him that has to tell you". Let's go, the next day, the next match.

"In a football match you lose one, tomorrow there is another one". He has named the same front four in all but one of his five matches in charge and the same back four and goalkeeper for three consecutive games.

'But I was still focused for the finish, I wanted to finish with this action. I want people who, after defeat, would love a match the next morning.

"Keep moving and going and learn from the mistake".

He further added that defeat is not an empty word and said that accepting defeat is a learning process.

Asked if his squad have this attitude yet, Mourinho continued: "That's my job - I'm here to help them".

To go from David Moyes to Mauricio Pochettino would really be quite the story, but alas, I side with many other Evertonians in that I can not see anything coming to fruition here.

Spurs visit Champions League Group B winners Bayern Munich on Wednesday, having been thrashed 7-2 at home by the Germans.

"Not meaningless for me or Tottenham", said Mourinho of Wednesday's match in Bavaria. A great opportunity for the development of these young players, the Walker-Peters, the Skipps, the Parrotts, the Sessegnons, all these young players that we have, it's a great opportunity for them.

"I'm going to play some of the players that have not played for me yet".

"Of course there is the prestige of the club also involved, and we are going to try to go with a team that gives us some guarantees to try to fight for a result that we don't need, but a result that we want".

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