Jose Mourinho reveals the type of players he has problems with as a manager

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho, has now been in the job for around five months since he replaced Mauricio Pochettino back in November 2019.

The Special One has already had the chance to invest in the transfer market and put his own stamp on the North London side in the form of Steven Bergwijn and Gedson Fernandes.

However, Mourinho’s time in charge has largely been influenced by long-term injuries to key players, including Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Harry Kane, and Heung-min Son.

To make matters worse, the current Spurs boss cannot even train with his stars at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

While it has often been all smiles from the former Chelsea manager in North London, Mourinho did frustratingly call out Tanguy Ndombele after his performance against Burnley earlier this season (BBC).

When appearing on the Fox Sports Brasil program, Expediente Futebol, Mourinho revealed the type of player he has always had problems with as a manager.

He said: “I never had problems with great players, I had problems with players who did not like to win.

“Football is about tactical discipline, serious work, but it can never be about freedom, pleasure. And when you’re lucky enough to have special players, you have to feel free.”

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