Tottenham Hotspur supporters managed to make light of the fact their Under-18s team lost 5-0 to Fulham Under-18s earlier today.
The official club Twitter account posted the damaging result which was then quickly picked up by the Spurs faithful.
Spurs turned sour
Most of the responses were harmless, jokingly blaming Jose Mourinho for this heavy defeat.
Although their reaction was soft towards the academy side, there was definitely an underlying tension that had been caused by the first team’s performances.
Tottenham’s fall from grace has been quite startling, considering they were once top of the Premier League and conquerors of Manchester City.
How the tables of football turn so quickly. It is now City who sit pretty on top of the table after beating Spurs and extended their unbeaten run to 16 matches.
Mourinho’s men slumber in ninth place and six points outside the top four. They’ve only recorded one victory from their last five league fixtures, scoring just three times in that run.
They were also spectacularly knocked out of the FA Cup 5-4 by Everton. Serious questions have been asked about their negative style of play and whether this is sustainable under Mourinho.
Upon recent evidence, it suggests not at all.
Their tactic of soaking up pressure and pouncing on opponents through Harry Kane and Son Heung-min has become predictable.
Rivals have gotten wise to this quite outdated method and Spurs have paid the price.
Mourinho makes his defense
Mourinho will of course make the point that they are in a League Cup final, which is to played in April against Manchester City.
He will also remind everyone they are challenging for the Europa League. Spurs travel to Austria to face Wolfsberger later today for their first-leg clash.
And the fact they are still in contention for a Champions League place won’t have gone under his radar.
Not to mention the injuries to key personnel at different stages of the season.
Kane, Dele Alli, Serge Aurier, Sergio Reguilon, Giovani Lo Celso, Toby Alderweireld to name a few have all been absent at one point this campaign.
But many are becoming tired of the Tottenham manager’s justifications. How long he is still in the job remains to be seen.
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