JOSE MOURINHO accused Tottenham’s stars of not taking the Europa League seriously after their 3-3 draw at LASK.
The North Londoners conceded two goals in the last nine minutes in Austria and their boss was not happy.
Jose Mourinho lashed out at Tottenham stars for not taking the Europa League seriouslyCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Spurs conceded two late goals to draw 3-3 at LASKCredit: AP:Associated Press
After the game, Mourinho said: “The result was better than the performance.
“The second half was better than the first. Some players, individually, very good. Some players, individually, very poor.
“Nothing new really. The fact is the Europa League group phase doesn’t motivate some of the players.”
Spurs lost 1-0 to Royal Antwerp in their second Europa League game this season.
After the match Mourinho posted a sulky shot of himself on Instagram demanding the players arrived at training at 11am the very next morning.
And tonight, the Portuguese boss uploaded another moody snap from the snowy stadium but this time captioned the image: “Training tomorrow but at 12:00.”
But despite the jovial Insta post, Mourinho demanded an improved attitude from his team ahead of Sunday’s North London derby with Arsenal.
He added: “When we go to Antwerp, to Ludogorets, to Linz, the stadium, the weather, the emptiness, the atmosphere, I have a feeling that some of the players feel that they shouldn’t be here.
“It is a question of attitude. I have experienced it before, even at Manchester United. The players know my feelings.
“I share my feelings with them – and I am normally right – when I saw the warm-ups before the game.
“I had a feeling there was a huge difference in intensity, communication and enthusiasm between theirs and ours. It doesn’t surprise me.
“The contradiction is that players like Son and Pierre are players starting every match and examples to the guys that it doesn’t matter where, and it doesn’t matter which competition.
“They are there and they are there for the team all the time. Without them I don’t think we would have a positive result.”
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