Jose Mourinho has revealed that Tottenham will not necessarily be looking to sign experienced players in the summer in order to improve the team’s mentality.
The performance and the result against Sheffield United came as a big blow to the Lilywhites who had previously shown some promising signs in their first two matches since the restart.
However, Tottenham’s performance at Bramall Lane left a lot to be desired, and Mourinho insisted after the game that the players had to be mentally tougher after seeing their equaliser disallowed.
Spurs have been linked with several experienced winners over the past couple of months including the likes of Thiago Silva (The Sun), Diego Godin (Mirror), Willian (Mundo Deportivo), and Nacho Fernandez (Don Balon).
However, the 57-year-old insisted that experience and mentality do not necessarily go hand in hand and can often be mutually exclusive.
When asked if he will be bringing experienced players in to change the mentality of the Tottenham squad, Mourinho told Football.London: “No, in this moment, I’m not going in this direction and I don’t think personalities they have to do with age.
“There are young people with incredible mentality and there are people with a lot of experience without the right mentality.
“So I don’t think it’s about age, it’s more about a certain profile.”
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It sounds as if Jose is hinting that the club are going to continue their policy of buying younger players who have the potential to develop. The club’s business in January (Bergwijn and Gedson) certainly suggests that Spurs haven’t turned their back on their main recruitment strategy despite appointing Mourinho, who has historically prefered working with experienced stars.
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