Having beforehand mentioned a 5-Four scoreline was ‘disgraceful’ whereas aiming a dig at Arsenal again in 2004, Jose Mourinho has insisted he loved parts of Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat to Everton.
Spurs regarded good for the early 1-Zero lead at Goodison Park however the match descended right into a helter skelter conflict earlier than half-time.
Three objectives in seven minutes noticed the Toffees flip the fifth spherical tie on its head earlier than Erik Lamela made it 3-2.
One other three objectives within the second interval noticed the match attain the ultimate whistle at 4-4, sending the sport to extra-time the place Bernard netted a advantageous winner, catching out a static Spurs defence.
“5-Four is a hockey rating, not a soccer rating,” Mourinho mentioned all these years in the past a couple of Gunners’ win over Tottenham nearly 20 years in the past.
“In a three-against-three coaching match, if the rating reaches 5-Four I ship the gamers again to the dressing rooms as they aren’t defending correctly.
“So to get a end result like that in a recreation of 11 towards 11 is disgraceful.”
Nonetheless, in his post-match interview with BT Sport, he revealed he’d seen good issues within the FA Cup loss over a gruelling 120 minutes.
“I loved it, and I didn’t take pleasure in it,” Mourinho mentioned.
“I loved the way in which we performed once we had the ball. Because the first minute, instantly an important scenario, Lamela header, good save by [Robin] Olsen, and that was just the start.
“We had the ball, we created, we had an important dynamic, nice motion. Scored objectives, created extra possibilities. [Showed] nice character to combat towards unimaginable errors however attacking soccer solely wins matches once you don’t make extra defensive errors than what you create.
“We scored 4 objectives and 4 objectives was not sufficient.”
And the Spurs supervisor admitted all their wounds on Merseyside have been self-inflicted.
He added: “It hurts everybody from our group as a result of the sensation is that we performed rather well once we had the ball. We have been courageous, we created. We have been one of the best group successful 1-Zero and immediately, in 5 minutes it was growth, growth, growth. Mistake, mistake, mistake. Purpose, purpose, purpose. You combat again, you go once more. Extra errors. You combat again once more.
“That was the mouse and the cat. The mouse was our defensive errors and the cat was us attempting to compensate that by taking part in very properly and scoring objectives but it surely was not sufficient.”