Mourinho appears to question ‘individual ability’ of some of his Tottenham defenders

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Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Hotspur dropped another two points in the Premier League yesterday evening as they welcomed Fulham to North London.

Spurs started the match in the ascendancy and took a deserved lead on the 25-minute mark when Sergio Reguilon curled in a pearl of a cross for Harry Kane to head in.

The Lilywhites continued to poke and prod for the next 20 minutes, with Kane and Heung-min Son going close to doubling the lead, before half-time granted Fulham respite.

However, when the Cottagers emerged for the second half, the tables turned and Spurs struggled to get a foothold in the match, sinking deeper into their own third.

Son went close to a second when Tanguy Ndombele sent him through on goal, but the South Korean only managed to scuff his finish against the post.

Two minutes later, Fulham broke down the other end and scored with a well-placed header from Ivan Cavaleiro, with Spurs eventually holding on to a point.

When asked what he was going to tell his defenders after the second-half performance, Mourinho appeared to question some of their individual skills and ability.

He said (Football London): “I think there are things that have to be with the characteristics of players. There are things that are difficult too.

“There are some things they have to do with the organisation of the team, but other things they have to do with individual skills, individual ability, and its as simple as that.”

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