Jose Mourinho responds to criticism about his defensive style of play at Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has now responded to criticism surrounding his style of play at Tottenham over the past few weeks, claiming that he is used to such comments.

Of course, few people were complaining when Tottenham managed to secure 2-0 victories over Man City and Arsenal by playing largely on the counter-attack, nor the 0-0 defensive masterclass against Chelsea.

However, Spurs are now without a win in four Premier League games, failing to beat both Crystal Palace and Wolves, while losing to Liverpool and Leicester City.

After these results, some aimed criticism at the experienced Portuguese coach, claiming that his side lacked ambition.

Articles labelled Mourinho’s style as ‘anti-football’, Steve McManaman claimed Kane may ask to leave if Spurs continue playing the same brand of football, while some Spurs fans were even frustrated with the tactics against Wolves last week.

Despite this, Mourinho was keen to point out in his press conference that he knows himself and is well used to the criticism by now.

He said (Charlie Eccleshare): “Opinions are opinions and I’m used to that, especially because I know who I am, what I am. That’s not a new thing for me.”

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