Mourinho criticises Heung-min Son and Lamela decision-making

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Heung-min Son
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Jose Mourinho has been left ruing the opportunities Tottenham missed to get a third goal to finish off Newcastle after his side were held to a 2-2 draw at St James’ Park yesterday.

It was the home side that took the lead just before the half-hour mark and the goal seemed to spark Spurs into action.

The North Londoners threw bodies forward and manage to turn around the scoreline with a quickfire Harry Kane double.

The second half was evenly contested but Tottenham looked far from comfortable as the Magpies seemed to cause trouble every time they played a long-ball ball down the channels.

However, Spurs did have a couple of opportunities to finish off the game on the counter-attack but they were not clinical in the final third.

In fact, Newcastle’s equaliser came just minutes after Kane had struck the post at the other end after a well-worked counter.

Mourinho insisted that his side should have got a third and was critical of the decisions that Son Heung-min and Erik Lamela made in the final third.

When asked whether Tottenham should have finished off the game, Mourinho told Football.London: “We had one ball in the second half where I don’t know why Sonny tried to assist when I don’t know why, he just had to control and score.

“We had the ball that Harry hit the post and we had the ball when Lamela just needs a simple pass to Tanguy and Tanguy was in the face of the goal.

“Yes we could have killed the game but then you look to also moments of instability and a couple of actions where Newcastle could score and you take also your conclusions but for me as a coach it’s very, very hard to analyse the game with you.

“It’s very hard for me to do it and it’s not for me to do it.”

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While we did have chances to finish off the game, Newcastle also looked pretty threatening every time they managed to isolate any of our back four. We certainly did not deserve all three points for that performance.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Just f off… And take Levy with you.. If Levy was in any other job, he would long been sacked. As for moanihno… well we knew this would happen., just not so soon… So get rid now, otherwise if we somehow miraculously win the cup or finish 4th it will be enough to warrant his stay and put up with this shite for another year

  2. “Rue there missed chances”? You either never watched the match or you’re highly deluded!

    Newcastle where the better team, had more and better chances and, if anyone was ruing there missed chances”it’ll be Newcastle United.

    What a terrible article!

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