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Tottenham Hotspur: Jose Mourinho addresses Spurs ‘problems’ under Pochettino last season

Tottenham Hotspur: Jose Mourinho addresses Spurs ‘problems’ under Pochettino last season - Tottenham Hotspur News

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho, when asked about his side’s once 14th placed position in the table last season, addressed the ‘problems’ but dropped subtle praise for ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino. 

Pochettino, who was a fan favourite before his untimely dismissal at the end of 2019, lead Spurs to their first ever Champions League final that year – but chairman Daniel Levy saw fit to replace the Argentine following a poor run of form.

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Mourinho drops subtle Pochettino praise

At one stage, the Lilywhites languished a lowly 14th place in the Premier League table last campaign – with new boss Mourinho addressing their ‘problems’ after taking Spurs to the top of the table.

Tottenham secured a noteworthy 2-0 victory at home to Man City on Saturday evening, with goals from Heung-min Son and Giovani Lo Celso in either half.

“The 14th last season is a fake 14th. It’s a temporary 14th,” explained Mourinho.

“It happens in a crazy season where they had so many problems. Everything was going wrong.

“The situation was not good but come on, the work they did before here, the club, Mauricio [Pochettino], the players, the 14th was just a temporary situation.”

Transfer Tavern take

Despite Mourinho guiding Spurs to a stellar start, his subtle praise for Pochettino’s past work will undoubtedly delight Spurs fans who adore their ex-gaffer.

Time will tell whether the Portuguese enigma manages to become a fan favourite akin to the former Espanyol boss, but if he manages to win Spurs their first piece of silverware since 2008, it feels almost inevitable.

In other news: Alasdair Gold heaped praise on this ‘leader’ after Man City’s win, find out more here. 


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