Report: Mourinho to hold squad inquest into late collapse against West Ham

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Dom Le Roy

The Daily Mail have revealed that Jose Mourinho will collectively address the full first-team squad for the first time today following the team’s catastrophic late collapse against West Ham.

Spurs raced into a three-goal lead within the first sixteen minutes of the game and the away side looked to have no way back.

Even when Tottenham sat off David Moyes’ side in the second half, they rarely threatened Hugo Lloris’ goal until the final ten minutes.

However, a header from a set-piece, a Davinson Sanchez own goal and a speculative long-range effort from Manuel Lanzini meant that the Lilywhites were robbed of all three points.

Some fans would have been forgiven for expecting the players to get a rollicking from Jose Mourinho but the Spurs boss insisted after the game that he did not want to say anything to the players immediately after the game when the wounds were still raw.

The Mail now suggest that Mourinho largely kept his counsel in the aftermath of the defeat and gave most of his players Monday off.

However, he and his coaching staff will reportedly gather the entire squad to discuss the circumstances surrounding the draw at Hotspur Way today.

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Jose was certainly not hypercritical of his players after the draw and was a lot more philosophical about the late collapse than one might have expected. Perhaps, that suggests that he too thought that there was a big element of luck involved in the way in which the three goals went in towards the end.

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