Mourinho addresses ‘Spursy’ tag and reveals what his side must do better in future

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Jose Mourinho
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Jose Mourinho has firmly dismissed the ‘Spursy’ tag following his side’s draw against West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday.

As no Spurs fan will need reminding of, Tottenham were 3-0 up in the London derby with just ten minutes left on the clock before collapsing in defence.

A Balbuena header kickstarted slim hopes of a fightback before Davinson Sanchez diverted the ball into his own net minutes later, setting up a nervy finish for Tottenham.

With just seconds left on the clock, and after a Gareth Bale miss at the other end, Lanzini stepped up to rocket home a 20-yard screamer into the top corner.

Of course, after blowing a 3-0 lead, the usual ‘Spursy’ tags were thrown around on social media, something that Jose Mourinho clearly takes offence to.

The Spurs head coach claimed that his side must learn to defend set-pieces better, but that the West Ham result would not happen again if they played an additional 50 times.

He said (Charlie Eccleshare): “I believe that winning 3-0 in the 80th minute we can play 50 more matches and it’s not going to happen again so I don’t want to be sticking on this. No stories about ‘Spursy’ and this kind of thing. We just need to defend better from set-pieces.”

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