‘I’m so proud of the boys’ – Mourinho says he could not ask more of his players

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Tottenham Hotspur were always up against in this weekend as they travelled to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea away from home.

Not only were the Lilywhites without Harry Kane and Heung-min Son up front, but they also only last played on Wednesday night in a tough Champions League game.

Chelsea, on the other hand, were last in action back on Monday when they took on Manchester United in the Premier League.

The Blues took control of the match from the early moments, taking the lead in the first 15 minutes and rarely relinquishing control.

They eventually made it two in the second half when Marcos Alonso struck a sweet shot into the far corner.

Tottenham became the aggressors for the final twenty minutes as Chelsea sat back and attempted to see the game out, with Spurs even grabbing a consolation goal from a deflected Lamela shot in the final moments.

Despite the poor showing, Mourinho claims he could not have asked for more from his players.

He said (Football London): “I’m so proud of the boys they fought for the last seconds until a result. I cannot ask more from them, especially Lucas, Lo Celso, Bergwijn these boys that are playing every minute and trying to do miracles in positions that are not their positions. I cannot complain.

“I have no complaints about my players that is for sure. The result could be different. Could be 3-1, could be 2-2. Difficult for my players to do any more. What we have at the moment with the power we have or don’t have, with the situation we’re in which is almost unique. If they press high they know we have to go long and we can’t. If they do a deep block we struggle to get into the box. Our opponents know it.”

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