‘I don’t feel comfortable to be speaking’ – Mourinho reacts to aspect of Spurs’ performance

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Jose Mourinho revealed in his post-match press conference last night that he did not feel comfortable talking about Tottenham’s defensive errors when they were so obvious.

Spurs managed to rack up four goals in the first 90 minutes against Everton, but that still wasn’t enough to win the FA Cup tie at Goodison Park.

Despite the Lilywhites taking the lead and creating a number of chances in the first 25 minutes, they subsequently went on to concede three goals in seven minutes.

Erik Lamela pulled one back just before half time, before Davinson Sanchez added his second of the game after the break.

Once again, Spurs went behind due to some sloppy defending, before Harry Kane came off the bench to nod home to make it 4-4.

Unfortunately, Everton had the best of it in extra-time when Bernard hammered home the winner, making it five goals conceded for Tottenham on the night.

When asked to react to the result, Mourinho was happy with the creativity and attacking intent but refused to comment on the defending.

He said (Football London): “We played amazingly well when we had the ball.

“We started to created chances immediately from the first minute. We were very creative, very dynamic. Of course in the extra time, that finesse, that quality dropped, which is normal when you get into extra time.

“But the team was very creative, very dynamic, very happy, which is something I’m asking from the players, which is a happy team when we have the ball. So happy with that.

“Don’t make me speak please too much about the defensive mistakes we made, because that’s obvious and I don’t feel comfortable to be speaking about that.

“In a straight line to saying we played amazingly well with the ball and we made mistakes and were punished by it.”

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