Since the news of Jose Mourinho’s sacking this morning, many details have started to emerge about the issues the players had with the 58-year-old.
The Athletic has now revealed that many Tottenham players were unimpressed by the training methods employed by Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff.
The report explains that the players felt as though they lacked a clear philosophy of play like they had under Mauricio Pochettino, with their approach under Mourinho being tailored for the opposition they were up against.
The players remarked that they were fixated on what the opposition might do and the atmosphere leading up to games was often marked by a fear of what could go wrong.
It is said that the Spurs stars even ended up relying on some attacking moves Pochettino taught them due to Mourinho’s overly defensive focus.
The lack of intensity in the training sessions under Mourinho also reportedly surprised the players, who were left pining for the kind of workload they were used to under the Portuguese coach’s predecessor.
Spurs Web Opinion
While these claims are pretty damning on Mourinho and his coaching staff, one has to be careful about taking reports like this at face value as these revelations could have come from just one or two sources inside the club who might have a coloured perception of what on.
I do believe the criticism regarding the intensity of the training sessions is unfair considering the unique circumstances of a reduced pre-season and an extremely congested fixture list.
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