Alderweireld reveals what brand of football Jose Mourinho has asked Spurs to play

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Toby Alderweireld has claimed that Jose Mourinho wants Tottenham to play an attacking brand of football and that the team has completely bought into the Portuguese coach’s methods.

Mourinho received plenty of criticism for setting up the team negatively last season, just as he did during his time at Manchester United.

However, there has been a considerable change in the team’s approach this campaign as Spurs are seemingly playing on the front foot rather than sitting back and waiting for an opportunity to counter-attack.

In fact, Mourinho’s men are the top scorers in the Premier League so far this campaign.

The Spurs boss insisted last week that it is unfair to label his teams as defensive, pointing out that his Real Madrid side still holds the record for the most goals scored in La Liga (Sky Sports).

Alderweireld believes that the team is now adapting to Mourinho’s ideas after working under him for almost a year in North London.

The central defender told Football.London: “I feel every manager has their own view on football. I’ve been lucky to work under some unbelievable managers with their own view and own thinking about football and Mourinho is the same.

“He has a special thing about how he thinks about football and how he wants to play.

“Of course sometimes you need time to adapt but I think you can see this season we are going in the right direction, not only myself but the team, and we all believe in the way he wants to play.

“He wants to play attacking football. Sometimes it doesn’t go your way but that’s top football and top sports. I know for sure we are going in the right direction.”

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