Jose Mourinho on Tottenham’s defensive problems after conceding six in three games

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It has been a strange old couple of weeks for Tottenham Hotspur after sacking their long-term manager, Mauricio Pochettino during the international break.

After just 24 hours, Spurs announced the signing of Jose Mourinho as the new man in charge, with the Special One going straight into the dugout for a match days later.

Spurs cruised to a 3-0 lead against London rivals West Ham, before giving away two late goals to make for a nervy finish.

In the Premier League game last weekend, Spurs repeated the trick, going 3-0 up against Bournemouth before conceding two late on.

Tottenham also went 2-0 down to Olympiacos in the Champions League last Tuesday, before coming back to win 4-2 on the night.

So, three games, three wins, ten goals scored, and six goals conceded for Jose Mourinho.

Asked about Tottenham’s defensive issues today, Mourinho did not seem worried in the slightest, stating that his side looked very tight and fine in the game.

He said (Football London): “In the last game, we were very, very fine and when they scored the first goal in a direct free-kick I think we were in complete control, I think we had zero problems in the second half of the game. We were very tight, we were pressing very well, we were in control. So when that goal came I think in our best moment and Bournemouth’s worst moment a set-piece there is nothing you can do when the kid has that talent.”

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