Jose Mourinho has claimed his Tottenham gamers didn’t comply with his second-half directions of their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.
Harry Kane’s first-half purpose was cancelled out by a late Jeffrey Schlupp strike at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
Palace had possibilities to equalise earlier than their deserved leveller, with Eberechi Eze hitting the submit and Christian Benteke going shut as Tottenham sat again.
And Spurs boss Mourinho accused his gamers of not efficiently finishing up his techniques.
He stated: “I believe it was excellent within the first 45 minutes, not good in any respect between 45 and 75 and once more good, dominant within the final 15.
“I wish to say credit score to them as a result of you must all the time give credit score to the opponent after they accomplish that properly as they did.
“I’ve to confess our gamers couldn’t do what I requested them to do as a result of at half-time, what I requested them to do was precisely the other that we did in that interval.
“So, in fact, the gamers wish to do properly and, in fact, the gamers wish to do what I ask them to do, however on this half an hour within the second-half, they weren’t in a position to do.”
Requested if he informed his gamers to not sit again an excessive amount of, Mourinho added: “Yeah. I wished them to go ahead, I wished them to press excessive like we did within the first-half.
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“I don’t need them [Palace] to be dominant and have the balls round our field and corners and second balls as a result of they’re very dominant on that.
“You’ll be able to deal with it generally, however it’s tough to manage each time. So that you all the time have the chance of it taking place prefer it did.”