Michael Brown has said revealed that was left stunned to hear Jose Mourinho admit that he is still trying to find his best starting eleven.
Quoted by Sky Sports, following the 3-1 victory against Newcastle United on Wednesday the Spurs head coach admitted he still does not know his best XI.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs midfielder spoke of his amazement at the frank comments from Mourinho.
Brown said: “Mourinho’s come out this week and said about his team selection, why journalists don’t ask other people – it was a good win to ease the pressure but he’s still trying to find his team, isn’t it?”
“I just can’t find out what their settled side is and I keep saying the same thing. It’s unbelievable, isn’t it? I don’t know if he is closer to finding out. I think sometimes it’s tactical, I think sometimes it’s the run of games, the loading,”
“It’s changing people’s opinions, you’re getting judged against different teams. I don’t think you’ve got much choice so I don’t think you’re getting a true reflection of who he wants. The thing you can say is the likes of Alderweireld, Vertonghen – why weren’t they playing?”
Mourinho was questioned on why he chose not to start January-signing, Steven Bergwijn after a positive start to life at Spurs from the Dutchman since his arrival.
However, the Portuguese manager hit out at the journalist and turned the question back to the media, asking why they do not ask Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp the same questions (The Sun).
Despite the same eleven players taking to the field just 72 hours earlier against Arsenal, the side looked fresh and took to the game plan set out by Mourinho which secured a vital three points in their quest for Europa League football (BBC).
Spurs Web Opinion
We as Spurs fans – myself included – are very eager to question the manager’s decisions in picking his starting XI. I questioned whether Lucas should have started the game initially but I thought the Brazilian was absolutely terrific on the night.
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