Jose Mourinho has been accused of ‘sucking the life’ out of his Tottenham gamers, with former Spurs ace Jamie O’Hara claiming the staff has ‘no probability’ of ending within the prime 4 this season.
The north London facet continued their freefall down the Premier League desk over the weekend as they misplaced 3-Zero to leaders Manchester City.
Mourinho’s facet have now received simply THREE of their final 12 league video games, reaching 12 factors from a potential 36, in a dreadful run of outcomes that has left them ninth within the desk.
Luckily for Mourinho’s facet, the highest 4 is at the moment solely 4 factors away with the Premier League nonetheless broad open because of a exceptional season that nobody can predict.
However O’Hara says this Spurs facet has ‘no probability’, claiming the boldness of the gamers has hit rock-bottom because of their supervisor.
The previous Tottenham man insists the gamers themselves have to shoulder a few of the blame for his or her poor performances, however claims Mourinho taking sure gamers to activity within the public eye – together with Gareth Bale and Dele Alli – has killed the boldness of your complete staff.
“I truly really feel a bit bit sorry for Jose Mourinho, as a result of the gamers are performing so poorly,” O’Hara mentioned on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast.
“After I take a look at Hugo Lloris, Davinson Sanchez, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura, they simply look so common and so unhealthy, they’re making errors.
“In a manner, there’s solely a lot a supervisor can do; when the gamers go on the pitch it’s as much as them to provide, and so they’re simply not doing that in any respect.
“However that is my problem with Mourinho, as a supervisor it’s additionally your job to get the perfect out of the gamers you’ve obtained, whether or not they’re your gamers or not, it’s your job to get the perfect out of them.
“And I simply really feel like he’s sucked the life out of too lots of them already.
“You take a look at Gareth Bale and Dele Alli, he’s solid them apart and hardly performed them. Dele Alli wasn’t even getting on the squad, and now swiftly he’s placing him on and anticipating him to make a distinction.
“Gamers, particularly modern-day gamers, are going to go, ‘go away mate, you bombed me off to 2 months and now you’re anticipating me to save lots of the season?’ It doesn’t work like that!
“They appear to be a staff with a extreme insecurity proper now. They appear to be they haven’t actually obtained an id of how they need to play.”
Tottenham now sit simply two factors above arch rivals Arsenal, who have been tipped for relegation earlier within the season – which appears even worse when you think about Spurs have been prime of the Premier League and backed for a title problem as just lately as in December.
O’Hara was a vocal critic of the soccer Spurs have been taking part in to get to that place earlier than Christmas, with Mourinho’s facet sacrificing engaging soccer to simply get outcomes over the road.
Nevertheless it now seems these techniques have gone out the window.
“In the beginning of the season watching Spurs everybody was speaking about the way it wasn’t nice soccer however they have been getting outcomes,” added the previous midfielder.
“They have been resolute on the again, holding clear sheets, our bodies on the road, even Harry Kane was defending within the field. And all proper, it wasn’t pleasing on the attention, however the outcomes have been there to see.
“Now it’s the entire different manner, swiftly we’re making an attempt to assault once more, we’re not defending nicely, we’re leaking objectives on the again, I simply don’t know the place we’re as a staff and what we’re truly making an attempt to realize
“High 4 has gone for Spurs, I feel.
“As a lot as I’m dwelling in dreamland and considering in the event that they win their recreation in hand they’re just one level behind Liverpool, I simply don’t assume Spurs have gotten sufficient about them to get in that prime 4.”