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  1. Tony Brevis says:

    As stated previously the first real test for Spurs would be Arsenal. Beating average and below average teams was expected .Mourinho’s selections eg Doherty and tactics were always going to be exposed ie did not want to lose as opposed to wanting to win
    It’s amazing how he mansges to stifle the attacking talents of Bale Kane Son Moura etc etc.
    This was only seen after going behind .Why?
    Mourinho’s tactics.The desperate defending where you give the ball back to the opponents immediately after hsving won it , playing long hopeful balls inevitably invites more pressure. Yet when Spurs are on the front foot ie playing to win they comfortably play out from the back
    Players should be utilised to their strengths for the benefit of the team.Bale and Ndombele are not there for their defensive abilities nor is Hoijberg a creative player.Trying to change players could also affect their confidence.
    A modern manager will know that
    Mourinho is not.He has run his race and should go before he inflicts more damage

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