‘It’s not the defence’ – Mourinho on whether Spurs need new defenders in January

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Tottenham Hotspur have been struggling in defence all season, an issue that spans over both the Pochettino and Mourinho periods at the club.

Since Jose Mourinho joined Tottenham, the team has conceded two goals in all four of their matches against West Ham, Olympiacos, Bournemouth, and Man United.

The likes of Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, and Serge Aurier have started all four of the matches so far under Mourinho.

At left-back, Ben Davies, Danny Rose, and Jan Vertonghen have rotated throughout the games, with the Belgian playing the last two for Spurs.

With the January transfer window fast approaching, and Vertonghen and Alderweireld set to leave on frees in the summer, some Spurs fans will be wanting to see new signings.

However, Jose Mourinho has now claimed that there is no issue with the defenders themselves, just the process of defending in general, which he intends to resolve during his time at the club.

He said (Football London): “It’s not the defence. It’s the defensive process which is a different thing. When we speak about defence we speak about keepers, centre-backs, the mistakes you don’t at the back.

“That’s not the way I look at things. I don’t look at individuals but the defensive process, and that belongs to 11 players on the pitch. It is in our organisation that we have to resolve our problems, not about one players, or signings. It’s a process.”

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