Jose Mourinho slams his Spurs team and claims he wanted 11 half-time changes

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has slammed his Tottenham team following their defeat to Roayl Antwerp in the Europa League tonight, claiming that he wanted to make 11 half-time changes.

In Europe this season, managers are permitted five changes across the 90 minutes, with Mourinho using four of them during the half-time break.

The Special One claimed that the only reason he didn’t use all five up there and then was out of fear of a long second half of football.

Dele Alli, Carlos Vinicius, Giovani Lo Celso, and Steven Bergwijn all started the match in Belgium but failed to come out for the second 45.

Spurs found themselves 1-0 down in the opening half after Ben Davies was robbed of possession in his own third, leaving Antwerp with an easy two on one attack.

Tottenham looked void of ideas from that moment on, even after the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Erik Lamela, and Lucas Moura came on.

Jose Mourinho had this to say (Football London): “I would like to make 11 [changes]! I didn’t make five as was afraid of a long 45 minutes. At half-time, I tried to improve the situation but was not enough. Second half we improved. In the end, Antwerp got what they deserved. The best team won and the worst team loss.

“They [Antwerp] got in a situation where we let them win. I don’t want to take credit from them.”

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