Ex-Spurs man questions whether disgraceful players have stopped trying for Mourinho

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Dom Le Roy

Seeing Alan Brazil go off on Tottenham after a poor performance is nothing new and the talkSPORT Breakfast presenter has not failed to indulge in the Lilywhites’ misery following their scoreless draw against Bournemouth.

Tottenham’s performance at the Vitality Stadium left a lot to be desired in an attacking sense, with some Spurs fans livid with the lack of creativity going forward.

Jose Mourinho admitted after the game that the team lacked sharpness in the final third but insisted that he could not question the players’ effort.

Hugo Lloris and Harry Winks also focused on the positives from the performance from the Cherries in their interviews to Spurs TV after the game.

Brazil, a former forward who made 32 appearances Spurs in the solitary season he spent at White Hart Lane (1983-84), labelled Tottenham’s performance on Thursday as “garbage” and questioned whether the players were even playing for Mourinho anymore.

Listen to his rant about Spurs’ poor performance against Bournemouth:

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To be honest, I would think most Spurs fans would agree with Brazil’s characterisation of the team’s performance at the Vitality Stadium. We were extremely poor going forward and the game itself was an incredibly dull affair.

However, to question if the players are playing for Mourinho is the sort of sensationalist garbage one has come to expect of talkSPORT, and should not be taken seriously. It is clear that the players have taken Jose’s advice about being more demanding with each other, on board.

The football at the moment is incredibly dull but we have become defensively solid. Jose has acknowledged the importance of improving in offensive transitions and Sunday will be a good time for the floodgates to hopefully open. Of course, going by the evidence of our performances so far, I am saying that in hope rather than expectation.

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