Mourinho blames ‘individuals’ as Spurs lose ‘control’ again

Date published: Thursday 14th January 2021 8:14


Jose Mourinho blamed “individual mistakes” after Tottenham let slip another Premier League lead to draw 1-1 with relegation-threatened Fulham on Wednesday.

Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead with a diving header in the first half and Son Heung-min hit the post just after the restart.

And that was a miss that proved costly as Ivan Cavaleiro deservedly equalised for Fulham minutes later.

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The draw leaves Mourinho’s side in sixth place, six points behind leaders Manchester United.

Asked if the draw was disappointing, Mourinho told Amazon Prime: “It was. Three or four big chances in the first half to have a different result. The biggest chance to kill the game in the second half with 2-0.

“Then once more we concede a goal that is completely avoidable.

“I have to admit in the second half they [Fulham] played more,” said the Spurs boss. “Of course they were losing and they tried. But even so Hugo didn’t make a save.

“We could kill the game and again we lose a man in the box at the corner. It’s something that happens in the majority of the times in set pieces. This time it was a goal.”

Spurs have dropped 10 points from winning positions this season, with only Sheffield United (11) and Brighton (12) having given up more.

“It’s costing points,” said Mourinho. “We have lots of opportunities to kill matches.

“In other cases especially away we are winning but then don’t keep that ambition and that desire to score the goal and to kill the game.

“Many times it happens in the last part of the game to concede. Today was the kind of game that it was controlled then a cross and we lose a man in the box.

“There are things that are individual. There are things that are individual qualities and individual mistakes. Basically I cannot say much more than that.”

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