Mourinho: Spurs attitude ‘excellent’ in late Wycombe win

Date published: Monday 25th January 2021 10:41 - Lewis Oldham


Jose Mourinho was pleased after Tottenham put in a “good squad performance” in the FA Cup against Wycombe Wanderers.

Wycombe caused Spurs some problems early on as the first half was very tightly contested. The hosts even took a surprising lead in the 25th minute.

Uche Ikpeazu did well to hold off Toby Alderweireld before he squared it towards goal. Davinson Sanchez got a touch on it but it fell right to Fred Onyedinma, who tapped home to put his side ahead.

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Tottenham reacted well to going behind and they put Wycombe under a lot of pressure before half time. They made this count in stoppage time as Lucas Moura’s cross was directed into the net by Gareth Bale.

Spurs created several good openings in the second half. But they continued to be frustrated by their resilient Championship opponents.

The tie looked to be heading for extra-time until Mourinho’s side struck three times in the final few minutes. Harry Winks scored his first FA Cup goal to give his side the lead in the 86th minute.

Tanguy Ndombele was brought on with twenty minutes to go and he made a massive difference. The midfielder clinically netted twice late on to ensure that Tottenham advance. Spurs travel to Goodison Park to face Everton in the fifth round.

Speaking with BT Sport post-match, as cited by BBC Sport, Mourinho singled out Winks and Ndombele for praise:

“If it goes to extra time, it would be bad for both teams. The players coming on in the second half of the game, it would be difficult to handle us but then we scored that goal to put us through.

“[Tanguy Ndombele] is very creative. He is one of those players that can break the balance. They tried to get him man against man but he can break that – plus on top of that, he can score a goal for us.

“The attitude from the players from the first minute was excellent, then the players on the bench, they came with the intention of giving something to the team, so overall it was a good squad performance.”

“Harry Winks played very, very well but all of the guys did very well, too.”

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