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Tottenham Hotspur: Fans react to criticism of Jose Mourinho’s approach against Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur: Fans react to criticism of Jose Mourinho’s approach against Liverpool - Premier League

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has launched a defence of his tactics that saw his Tottenham side lose 1-0 to Liverpool at home over the course of the weekend. Indeed, it was an approach criticised by the Independent and described as the approach of a ‘small-team’.

However, speaking to the Standard, Mourinho said: “You go for every game and you try, even if you have to be more strategic than philosophical. But another thing is when you’re in trouble and you have to be pragmatic, creative and try to build something. That’s what we did against Liverpool.”

There’s little doubt that the North London out if surrendered possession on home soil in an attempt to catch the European champions on the counter-attack. In fact, they actually finished the game with just 33% of the ball, but ended up having more shots than the Reds (via BBC).

Added to this, Mourinho picked a team without a recognised striker, with main man Harry Kane out injured. Still, this isn’t an overly negative move as it may seem, as Heung-Min Son is averaging 2.7 shots per game in the league this season, just 0.1 fewer than Kane (via WhoScored), while he also impressed in that berth at times last season.

As a result, Spurs fans were quick to jump to their manager’s defence, here’s how some of them reacted to the criticism:

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