Jose Mourinho suffered his first defeat as manager of Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, going down 2-1 to his former club Manchester United at Old Trafford (BBC Sport).
United took an early lead through Marcus Rashford before Dele Alli netted just before half-time to level things up.
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However, Spurs midfielder Moussa Sissoko gave away a penalty early in the second period which Rashford converted, a goal which ultimately sealed three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
After the game, Mourinho carried out his media duties and told the press that he wasn’t happy that his side had started poorly, claiming that for the first 30 minutes United had been “much better” than his team (via @beINSPORTS_EN).
The Portuguese didn’t try to hide anything in his interview and acknowledged the problems that the team currently have.
Plenty of Spurs fans were happy with Mourinho’s post-match comments, suggesting that it was refreshing to see a manager be so honest and pick out the faults in the performance rather than trying to just be positive.
Here is what some had to say on Twitter…
He clearly wanted to say something along the lines of “Sissoko and Aurier were braindead to concede that penalty”… because we were all thinking it.
At least José hasn’t praised the performance or talked in riddles. Came out and said straight, we were poor, they were better.
— Harry 2.0 (@harryphilip29) December 4, 2019
The reactive comment is spot on. It’s what we’ve been for the last year . Never stamp our authority on games any more. The Ajax win was born out of a reactive gamble.
— Simmo (@thfc1983) December 4, 2019
He’s nailed it with the proactive/reactive anaylsis and that’s encouraging. It’s fairly damning really, because he’s saying they’re not reading the game, not seeing things. He must also be able to see there’s no real leader at the back. #THFC #COYS
— Jeff (@JeffG15563) December 4, 2019
I like this. Honest. Direct. We lost two goals due to individual mistakes (Aurier, Sanchez, & Gazzaniga for the 1st, Sissoko the 2nd) but we lost the match due to collective inertia. Error not replacing Trippier. Aurier & KWP not good enough & need replacement for Rose too.
— Wackford Squeers (@somefilmstudies) December 4, 2019
It’s refreshing to see tbh. He knows what needs to be done and doesn’t only mention good bits. Sissoko dropped for weekend?
— Stu (@SAnderson78uk) December 4, 2019
Good to hear rather then we deserved to win
— Coatesy76 (@coatesy1976) December 4, 2019
This is what i want to see no dressing it up, these first handful of games are going to have to be a mini pre season, gotta find the right team and formation COYS
— DJE (@Drew_Will19) December 4, 2019
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Good interview and spot on José
— Mark Murphy (@footballmurph) December 5, 2019
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