Some Tottenham fans on social media have been left divided over who deserves the blame for the club’s poor performance and defeat at Bramall Lane.
Despite dominating proceedings for large parts of the first half and looking dangerous on occasion, the away side never fashioned clear cut opportunities, with their decision making in the final third often letting them down.
It was not only offensive problems that plagued Mourinho’s men, with the likes of Eric Dier, Ben Davies, and Davinson Sanchez also guilty of lapses in concentration at the back, leading to the home side scoring almost every time they came into the Spurs box.
After the result, some Spurs fans insisted that they had already had enough of Jose Mourinho on the back of his failure to get the side playing attacking football.
Others, however, insisted that it was unfair to blame the Spurs boss and pointed the finger at the players’ poor mentality.
Anyone actually surprised those players mentally bottled it after the hand ball desision?
— 😈 / Dier Propaganda (@sacramentoszn) July 2, 2020
How can you blame José Mourinho when we conceded every time Sheffield United came into our box. We have no adequate defenders to compete for major honours. None.
— Hotspur Lane (@HotspurLane) July 2, 2020
Just sack Mourinho now and save us the next few years of pain.
Can we accept that it was a horrific iljudged panick appointment by Levy.
This is not a Mourinho squad, it wasn’t formed to soak up pressure and counter attack. We have some of the best press resistant footballers
— . (@njogbele) July 2, 2020
Enough of this. Your team reflects you as a coach, and this group of players, for all their flaws, battled and scrapped (with a fair chunk of luck) to 4th and a Champions League final last season. You work out the difference. https://t.co/mdt6lcihhg
— Chris (@ChrisSummersell) July 2, 2020
I was open-minded about Mourinho & I really liked the early signs & ‘new Jose’. My doubts crept in when he publicly destroyed Ndombele. Some of his decision-making around team selection then = 🤨. I’m done now. Team selections, tactics, use of subs, reliance on (bad) favourites.
— Chris Miller (@WindyCOYS) July 2, 2020
Not. One. Iota. Of. Improvement. Under. Jose.
— Vass Koni (@vkon1) July 2, 2020
It’s the same side that got Poch sacked.
— tomst (@tomst7) July 2, 2020
There’s no use blaming everyone on Jose Mourinho for what happened today, yes you can question tactics, team selection and certain things but you can’t blame him for not having players that he wants and the appalling lack of top quality that is sorely missing in our squad.
— Ben Boorman (@benspurs21) July 2, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
I personally would have liked to see one of either Dele Alli or Erik Lamela start in order to get into those pockets and link our midfield with our attack. However, too many of our players simply had an off day at the same time. The nature of the goals we conceded also did not bode well for the Dier-Sanchez partnership, which had looked so good in the first two games.
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