After Tottenham lost at West Ham on Sunday, Jose Mourinho claimed that the methods of him and his coach staff are ‘second to nobody in the world’.
But the Athletic have produced a report which claims some of Tottenham’s players do not agree.
Some within the Spurs dressing room have three criticisms of Mourinho’s training sessions.
That they are too defensive, too focused on the opposition, and not as intense as they were under Mauricio Pochettino.
Some within the squad complained about Pochettino’s double sessions whenever the opportunities arose and now want to be worked harder under Mourinho.
And there is apparently not enough emphasis on attacking play for the liking of some Spurs players.
That has left them relying on attacking blueprints they developed under the Argentine.
Of course, Mourinho would likely view the contents of the article in a different way.
He may say that these are players who had stopped responding to Pochettino’s methods by the end are they’re now complaining about what he’s doing.
Mourinho has sought to shift the blame for Tottenham’s recent poor run onto individual errors.
The only way to quieten the critics is to get results on the pitch but it remains to be seen if the current approach both Mourinho and his squad will be good enough to do that.
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