Speaking to talkSPORT, pundit Jamie O’Hara has shed light on how Jose Mourinho has been changing the Spurs ‘environment’ behind the scenes – going on to laud his ‘masterclass’ at Tottenham and how he has ‘brainwashed’ players into having a winning mentality.
Mourinho, who succeeded fan favourite boss Mauricio Pochettino last season, came under scrutiny as a polarising appointment given the popularity of his predecessor – but he has since gone on to seemingly transform this Tottenham team.
Mourinho masterclass revealed
Daniel Levy backed the new Spurs boss over a memorable summer window, landing the ‘super seven’ with fruitful coups for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Joe Hart, Sergio Reguilon, Gareth Bale, Carlos Vinicius and Joe Rodon.
Following a wonderful start to the 2020/2021 campaign, with Spurs currently sitting top of the Premier League pile on goal difference, former Lilywhite Jamie O’Hara has shed light on a Mourinho ‘masterclass’ behind the scenes.
Indeed, the ex-midfielder puts Spurs’ success down to the manager having ‘brainwashed’ players into a winning mentality behind the scenes, lauding his nurturing of the Tottenham squad as an ‘absolute masterclass’ while he has changed the club ‘environment’.
“Absolute masterclass,” explained the pundit to talkSPORT.
“What Mourinho has done is come in and create an environment with a group of players who know how to win football matches with what they’ve got.
“He has brainwashed this team to play winning football, so they know when they go on the pitch that they’re ruthless, they’re going to take their chances, and then they’re going to defend for their lives when they need to.”
Transfer Tavern take
While Tottenham’s success could be credited to Levy’s investments just as much as Mourinho’s involvement, there is little arguing that thee manager has installed a winning mentality into his players.
Evident by their league position and strong Europa League standing, it appears that Spurs’ long wait for silverware looks more likely to end this season than it has for a while.
In other news: Tottenham have been gifted a huge Sergio Reguilon boost amid Real Madrid’s interest, find out more here.
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