Serge Aurier claims that Mourinho has changed a lot from his past managerial jobs

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Serge Aurier has revealed that he believes the current Tottenham Hotspur side has a lot more character than they have in previous seasons.

Jose Mourinho’s men were certainly showing plenty of grit and character until a couple of weeks ago as they continued to get points over the line in tight games.

Breaching the Spurs defence seemed to be a near-impossible task and a title challenge looked to be on the cards for the North Londoners.

However, Tottenham have since gone on a poor run, having picked up just two points from their last four matches.

Mourinho, who was being hailed as a tactical genius by some not too long ago, is now starting to come under serious criticism for the team’s lack of ambition.

However, Aurier has defended the Spurs boss and insisted that he is a changed man compared to his previous stints. The Ivorian also credited Mourinho with adding character to a team that already had plenty of quality.

Aurier told The Sun: “I think he’s (Mourinho) changed a lot.

“Of course, sometimes he has rushes of blood, but I think the fact he took a year’s sabbatical allows you to focus on what constitutes one’s strengths and weaknesses.

“Now I believe he gets less angry and he explains things better in order to get results.

“Since I’ve been here the squad has always had quality, but was maybe lacking some character. I think we’re getting this character little by little.

“When I mean character, it’s with regard to what I experienced at PSG.”

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We certainly did not show much character in our recent performances against the likes of Crystal Palace, Leicester and Wolves. Irrespective of how mentally strong the players are, defending one goal leads is not likely to work all of the time, especially given how bad we are defending set-pieces.

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  1. Jose has gone backwards with team trying to defend a 1 goal lead is not way to win trophies when you’ve got a poor defence and don’t attack for next 89 mins poor.and kane they say is fatigued theyve only played about 20 games with cups years back they played 42 plus cups players didnt tire then and was no rotation small squads no bowling greens to play on but levy hasn’t addressed problem of Harry kane back up or replacement we need him up front in defenders faces in penalty area not sitting deep like now.we seem scared to attack.weve not got team good enough to challenge for title.other teams don’t keep rotating villa for 1 Liverpool another way were playing be lucky to finish in top 8 unless we start killing teams off when get in front only 1 team were good at it with solid defence and midfield grahams arsenal comes to mind.we certainly need to wake up

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