Mourinho insists nothing 'Spursy' about West Ham draw

Ruben Hill
October 22, 2020

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes he can keep up his 100 per cent record in the Europa League by winning his third title this season.

Bale had been working his way back up to fitness following his long-awaited return to North London, impressing coaches and players alike on the training ground.

Sanchez scored an own goal as Tottenham threw away a 3-0 lead in the final 10 minutes to draw with West Ham on Sunday.

Mourinho has left Danny Rose out of his 25-man Premier League and Europa League squads.

All eyes turn to Thursday's game against last season's Austrian Bundesliga runners-up and hopefully Spurs will make amends for Sunday's poor result.

"Is that enough to win matches? No". This particular player, he did not travel with the team, we have done lots of coronavirus testing and it was all negative, but when I discovered that one player was positive then we tested again. You have the proof that we have eight points when we played so incredible in every match apart from the Everton match. This is very hard to do.

"To be honest, what happened is a little bit out of context from what happened the rest of the season", he said.

"It was tough to take because in the way it happened it can hurt very badly".

"Against Newcastle, we were solid, playing wonderful, solid, and what happened was one of the beauties of VAR this season".

"Other clubs we hear about individual cases but we were very cautious and for this reason we aren't particularly concerned, but we did change the plan and travelled earlier".

"So this game is completely out of context. So I don't want to be sticking on this and stories about "Spursy", or this kind of thing". "We just need to defend better from set pieces", the Portuguese coach said ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash against Austria's LASK Linz.

"Then you go to the knockouts and you get teams coming from the Champions League which is very unfair". We've conceded one single goal from open play, against Southampton, one. "We are quite solid".

Mourinho would only confirm Sanchez - the scorer of the own goal - as a starter against LASK, with the defender speaking alongside his coach, who added: "The only thing I ask is that you don't ask him about his fantastic goal on Sunday". It had to be better. We have enough experience to move on.

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