Jose Mourinho reveals what he meant by ‘problems I can’t solve’ comment

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fell to a 2-1 Premier League defeat to West Ham at the weekend, their fifth loss from the past six games in the competition.

While the Lilywhites did pull one back and made a good go at recovering a point from the match, they were ultimately once again undone by individual errors at the back.

Eric Dier failed to deal with an early cross into the box when Antonio stabbed home his own rebound before Davinson Sanchez allowed Lingard to burst through the back line and add a second after half time.

In his post-match interviews, Mourinho claimed that there were some problems at the club that he could not fix as head coach, perhaps hinting at these individual errors.

He said (Emma Sanders): “I feel that we are not in the position in relation to our potential – even if I think for a long, long time that we have problems in the team that I cannot resolve by myself as a coach. Our potential is higher than where we are so there is frustration.”

Ahead of the match against Wolfsberger in the Europa League tomorrow night, Mourinho was asked what he meant by these comments.

Dan Kilpatrick reported that the Spurs head coach gave a very long answer to the question which ultimately could be summarised by managers sometimes saying things they do not mean in post-match interviews.

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