Mourinho reacts to scoring three goals but also conceding another two today

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It has been a real mixed bag for Tottenham since Jose Mourinho took over as manager after Pochettino was sacked during the international break.

The main point is that Spurs have won all three games with the Special One in charge, as well as qualifying for the Champions League knockout rounds and climbing the Premier League table.

Not only this, but Spurs have been in free-flowing scoring form over the past week or so, bagging ten goals in just three games under Mourinho.

However, one underlying problem is Tottenham’s defence and their ability to defend a lead, as they have also conceded two goals in all three of the matches so far.

Spurs won 3-2 against West Ham and Bournemouth, despite leading each game 3-0 on the day. They were also forced to come from 2-0 down to defeat Olympiacos 4-2 on Tuesday.

Mourinho claims that his side did not start or finish the game well today, but got the job done in between.

He said (Football London): “I am happy with many things in the game and I have to improve with many aspects which is normal.

“We didn’t start well again, we didn’t finish well, we played well for a long, long period of the game. I am pleased with the victory, the points, with the flair, with the quality, with the goals, with some dynamics that we trained, even defensively with some principals that we are working.

“I am happy with many things, I am happy with the effort, but of course the Premier League is the Premier League, games are never finished and even in our best period, where I think everybody had the feeling that the result could go for four or five because it was 3-0 and we had so many opportunities to transition to score more goals.

“The result is a bit strange, but that is OK, that is the difficulty of the Premier League, the emotion of the Premier League. I can say we conceded four goals in three days at home but I prefer to say we scored seven goals at home in three days, which is fantastic.”

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