The Daily Telegraph’s Matt Law has called out some of his fellow journalists who are critical of Jose Mourinho yet are not brave enough to ask the Spurs boss tough questions during press conferences.
Mourinho looked distraught in his post-match interview yesterday after Tottenham threw away a two-goal lead against Dinamo Zagreb and crashed out of the Europa League in the round of 16 stage.
The Spurs boss admitted after that game that ‘sad’ was not a strong enough word to describe the emotion he was feeling.
The Portuguese coach has come under a fair bit of criticism recently for his tendency to lay blame at the players’ feet on the back of disappointing results.
Despite suffering what was one of the most embarrassing results of his managerial career, Mourinho made it a point yesterday to repeat the phrase ‘my team’ and admitted that he too deserves blame.
The Tottenham boss was asked repeatedly about the reasons for his side’s poor performance in his post-match press conference and he seemed to point the finger at Tottenham’s lack of desire in contrast to the opposition.
Law has now taken to social media to question why Mourinho’s critics did not voice their disagreements in the press conference.
Amazing how many of his critics never say so much as boo to Jose Mourinho when they face him in a press conference.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) March 18, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
Matt Law is being unfair as it part of journalists’ job to maintain a friendly relationship with the club and managers in order to get the answers they are looking for. So, while they can ask tough questions, they are not really in a position to grill managers.
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