Harry Winks has hit out at Jose Mourinho’s claim that Spurs are too nice following their narrow 1-0 victory over Everton on Monday night.
The England midfielder claims his side were fired up for the game against the Toffees following a frank exchange of words after the 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United last week.
Following the victory, Mourinho insisted that he was delighted by Tottenham’s fight for the three points in what was a pretty dull showing from both sides (Football London).
The Spurs boss added that he was not interested in winning the Fair Play cup with ‘a team of nice boys’ at Tottenham.
However, Winks has insisted that despite his manager’s claims, Spurs are not too nice and have shown their frustration at each other behind closed doors.
“I wouldn’t say we’re too nice,” Winks told the Evening Standard.
“We’ve been on the receiving end of each other’s critiques before after some bad defeats.
“In games when we haven’t been right, we’ve told each other. The game against Sheffield wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t a good game to be involved in and we had some words to say to each other.
“The most important thing we can do is show it on the pitch. We can say stuff in the changing room and in team meetings, but we have to show it on the pitch and I think last night was a step in the right direction.”
Despite the win over Everton, Spurs have slipped further in the fight for a Champions League spot next season this week, which now seems completely out of the picture.
Victory over Everton was crucial as anything less provided a risk of Spurs falling short of even a Europa League place for next season.
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