Former Chelsea player believes Mourinho can make Spurs a force again

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Jose Mourinho has received criticism some some pundits including Peter Tony Cascarino for Tottenham’s poor performances and defeats in recent weeks (talkSPORT).

The 57-year-old had an impressive to his career at Spurs after he guided the Lilywhites to a string of wins which brought them back into contention in the race for a top for finish in the Premier League.

He also ensured progression to the last 16 of both the FA Cup and the Champions League.

However, performances over recent weeks have left a lot to be desired with the Portuguese’s coach’s defensive tactics coming under scrutiny from journalists including Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens. (ESPN)

Former Liverpool forward Stan Collymore has also claimed that Mourinho deserves criticism after suggesting that he has made no impact since taking over in North London (Mirror).

Former Chelsea midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips, who won two titles under the Portuguese coach at Stamford Bridge admitted that the game has changed since Mourinho’s years at Chelsea but insisted that he will turn things around in North London.

Speaking to Football.London, the former England player said: “I think he (Mourinho) is still the same quality manager, I just feel like the game has evolved. The game has changed a bit, every two or three years it changes,” 

“Three years ago teams in the Premier League never used to play the way that Liverpool and Man City do but now everyone plays football. It is less direct football and maybe he has seen that and he has to change the way he manages a bit.

When asked about the criticism his former boss has received, Wright-Phillips added: “That’s the English way to criticise. People say Spurs haven’t been playing that well but at one point they were 11 points behind Chelsea.

“Not playing that well and without all the players he might want to buy, they still managed to close the gap before the last game at Chelsea.

“It shows what he is capable of and it shows Tottenham could be a force to be reckoned with towards the end of this season and for all of next season.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I believe the section of Spurs fans who are overly critical of Jose Mourinho never got over the fact that it was time for Pochettino to leave. We needed to rebuild the squad under the Argentine and that fact still hasn’t changed just because we have Mourinho at the helm.

We need to give him the summer transfer window and a pre-season to work with the squad before judging him. Right now, it will serve us all to get behind Jose and hope that he somehow manages to bring a trophy home this season.

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