Jose Mourinho reacts to Serge Aurier giving away penalty against Leicester City

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur looked to be going into half-time at 0-0 with Leicester City earlier this afternoon after a disappointing first-half from the home side.

Leicester started quicker than Spurs and maintained it throughout the majority of the first 45, however, the Lilywhites were enjoying their best period leading up to the whistle.

Unfortunately for Jose Mourinho, Serge Aurier gave away a mindless penalty with just seconds left on the clock, bringing down Fofana on the edge of the box.

The Leicester defender had his back to goal and posed no danger to Spurs when Aurier decided to clatter into the back of him for no apparent reason.

Jamie Vardy stepped up to take the penalty, scored expertly, and the game seemed to run even further away from Spurs come the second half.

Mourinho reacted to the penalty in his post-match press conference, claiming that it was out of context with the football being played at the time, as Spurs were enjoying their best period of the match.

He said (Jonathan Veal): “The penalty is not a penalty created it is a penalty that we commit. It is not something that was created or comes in the sequence of something great. For me comes isolated of the context of the time.”

He added (Alasdair Gold): “Is it a problem? Let’s focus on today. It was a mistake but it was mistake in minute 45 or 46. Then we had players making mistakes in other areas. I can’t blame a player for making a mistake.”

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