Jose Mourinho has admitted ahead of Tottenham’s trip to West Ham that his side’s 3-3 draw against the Hammers earlier in the season was a perfect reflection of the kind of season the North Londoners are having.
Tottenham were 3-0 up and cruising in the game back in October and could have extended their lead even further had they been more clinical in front of goal.
The result seemed a foregone conclusion heading into the final ten minutes of the game but David Moyes’ side somehow managed to score three goals towards the end to deny Spurs the win.
Mourinho admitted that the match against West Ham is just one of several games this season where his side have played well but not managed to pick up three points.
He also pointed to his first game in charge of Tottenham at the London Stadium last season when the Lilywhites almost managed to throw away two points by conceding two late goals.
When asked about the 3-3 draw from earlier in the season, Mourinho told Football.London: “The first game against West Ham is a little bit of the reflection of our season and the reflection of some of our problems.
“If we win that game you would all say we played amazingly well, which we did, we had an incredible first half, lots of quality, lots of dominance, we played really well but we didn’t win it and this is a reflection of many of our matches.
“We played well, we should win but the final result is not a victory and the perception, which becomes the reality, you didn’t win, the result is not good, people can say the team didn’t play well.
“I think the team played so well but made mistakes and because of that we didn’t win, but my first match when I arrived, it was a match that was not very different.
“We started very well, we dominated the game for 75 minutes, we were winning 3-0 and we conceded two goals and we finished the game looking like we were in trouble. This team many, many times plays well but doesn’t get results, by different reasons we don’t get it.”
Spurs Web Opinion
There have been many games this season where we have thrown away leads and not got what we deserved, primarily due to individual errors at the back. However, we also won a few matches where we did not play well, particularly from October to December.
So, I believe our position in the table is not exactly a false position and that we deserve to be where we are. We need to start imposing ourselves on games and controlling matches better if we are to have a shot of finishing in the top four.
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