Jose Mourinho’s post-match comments following Tottenham’s 2-1 loss to West Ham on Sunday has received a mixed reaction from various Spurs fans on social media.
The loss against the Hammers was Tottenham’s fifth defeat in their last six Premier League matches and leaves the North Londoners with a mountain to climb to get into the top four.
Mourinho himself admitted in his post-match press conference that a top-four finish now appears difficult but it was another one of his comments that has incited a visceral reaction on social media.
When asked if he was starting to question his own methods in light of recent results, the Spurs boss insisted that his methods are second to no one in the world and stated that there are some problems in the side that he cannot fix with coaching.
While some fans took his statement to be rather obvious and suggested that the poor results are down to the lack of quality in the squad, others insisted that Mourinho should resign if the Portuguese coach does not feel he can turn results around.
He’s 100% right. The problems go way deeper than him. Upper management and the way the club spends/doesn’t spend, toxic players hanging around…
— Sals in the City (@salsinthecity) February 21, 2021
There’s not a single manager in world football that can polish the turds in our defence. Sell the lot and bring in fresh blood. @SpursOfficial truly hope left actually reads these https://t.co/v2Kwng6DDt
— CSWY even when we’re s**t (@Yids79) February 22, 2021
Its beyond him amd much much bigger, if you think getting rid of Jose will sort it out your clueless https://t.co/M70ITwWb8T
— Will (@Drew_Will19) February 21, 2021
Poch had the same problem. The players. https://t.co/jhghfdYg2p
— SEYI A.J. (@seyifunmi_aj) February 21, 2021
if this was poch, people would’ve been praising him and calling him brave (and rightly so) for calling out the player and the board
but because it’s jose he’s a villain, even though he’s spot on https://t.co/xsWDLxJFHH
— Sam🌹 (@coys_sam) February 21, 2021
Is he blaming the players for their poor performances on the pitch in strict accordance with his tactical management directives or simply transferring the failure to the team? As a manager it is his job alone to manage the team and deliver results. Surgically remove dissent https://t.co/wZsV8pFzt2
— Robert Mohamed (@robmo1961) February 22, 2021
So resign https://t.co/dsI80jItug
— Thornton McEnery (@ThorntonMcEnery) February 21, 2021
That’s a good resignation letter imo.
Bye now 👋 https://t.co/APArt2Y5yL
— WHLParkLane (@Craig_Spur) February 21, 2021
Then get a new coach https://t.co/dcQf6UIlKt
— Totten(Ham) (@rtotten) February 21, 2021
What ? Is this not what your paid for ? Am baffled get out my club heads gone https://t.co/lMQVbnGneq
— Mitch Austin (@1AustinMitch) February 21, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
The fact of the matter is that Mourinho and his coaching staff simply cannot account for the number of unforced errors our players have made at the back over recent weeks. Both the goals we conceded against Hammers came about as a result of poor defending.
However, that is not to absolve Mourinho of responsibility for our poor run of form as the buck stops with him. He needs to find a way of turning around our form quickly or he would be at very real risk of losing his job before the end of the season.
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