Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas has claimed that Jose Mourinho’s attitude is not proving to be constructive at the North London outfit.
The Portuguese took over from Mauricio Pochettino at the end of November when the 48-year-old’s five-and-a-half year spell in charge came to an end following a disappointing start to the season saw the club down in the unfamiliar position of fourteenth in the Premier League table.
Mourinho’s appointment saw an initial upturn in form but results in recent weeks with the absence of Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Heung-min Son have seen the club fail to win any of their last six outings.
Hopes of silverware were ended in the space of a week following elimination from the FA Cup and Champions League at the hands of Norwich City and RB Leipzig, respectively.
Jenas admits that he has been disappointed by Mourinho’s negativity and claimed that it does not promote the right sort of environment for his players.
“It’s not a rant but what I will say is I will reserve judgement on Jose until the summer, until he brings in his new players because I think the players haven’t been good enough,” Jenas told BBC television show MOTDx.
“What I don’t like about Jose at the minute is the negativity. I think he’s been far too negative in terms of the message he’s been sending out with the players.
“I know we’ve got injuries to [Harry] Kane, I know Son [Heung-min] is injured and now [Steven] Bergwijn.
“But I think there needs to be a more positive structure going out to the players. And overall I still can’t see what the team are and how they’re trying to play.
“Are they a passing team? Are they a pressing team? Are they a team that plays deep and tries to counter-attack?”
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