‘So boring to watch’ – Former Spurs midfielder admits to a change of heart on Mourinho

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jamie O’Hara has admitted that he has had a change of heart on Jose Mourinho’s appointment after watching the uninspiring displays the side have put in recently.

Tottenham’s results initially picked up after the Portuguese coach arrived in North London but performances and results went downhill since the turn of the year, partly due to injuries to key players.

The results and the displays have been pretty mixed since the restart and O’Hara has admitted that he is not excited by watching his beloved Spurs play anymore.

He told talkSPORT Breakfast: “The fact of the matter is that there is no excitement in the games anymore. Spurs are so boring to watch.

“I was a big fan when Mourinho came in and it was like ‘right, we’re going to win a trophy and I’m all for let’s just win a trophy, it doesn’t matter how we do it’.

“But actually, I’m now sat there thinking ‘I have lost all excitement of watching Spurs’.

“I loved it with Poch. Even though we had a bit of a poor start to the season and there was a bit of unrest in the dressing room, I still loved watching them. I loved seeing how they played.

“Now I’m watching them thinking ‘I’d rather put Come Dine With Me on’.”

The former Spurs academy graduate questioned why Mourinho could not get Spurs playing with the same flair as the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea have since the restart.

He said: “There were no excuses for Mourinho now they’ve come back from lockdown. Everyone was back fit, he had a full squad, there were no excuses with Harry Kane and Son.

“I was excited to see how they came back and thought can they be – like Man United have been and like Chelsea have been – can they look fit and stronger?

“Tottenham have been the complete opposite. They have been a complete bore to watch.”

While the 33-year-old admitted that he wanted the Spurs boss to be given until the end of next season, he insisted that Mourinho could be shown the door if there are considerable improvements on the pitch next season.

O’Hara added: “Give him a transfer window, see what he does next season. If he can bring a trophy to the club, then it’s been worthwhile.

“If it doesn’t look like we are going to win a trophy… the thing is with Spurs fans is the expectation.

“Poch did turn us into a consistently top four football team. If we’re not going to be that all of a sudden, with that stadium and where the club are trying to go, then we have to get rid.”

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Apart from the second half against Sheffield United, there have certainly been signs that we look defensively much more solid after the lockdown. While we have not really produced anything special going forward yet, hopefully, that will come as the likes of Kane and Son get more games under their belt.

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