Micah Richards has admitted that he has a certain degree of sympathy for Jose Mourinho amidst the criticism that the Spurs boss has come under for his side’s tendency to sit back on leads.
The game against Wolves on Sunday took up a very similar pattern to the one against Crystal Palace a couple of weeks ago where Tottenham were happy to sit back after going 1-0 up and were eventually punished through a set-piece.
Wolves’ equaliser came with less than five minutes of normal time left, which meant that Tottenham did not have enough time to respond and potentially look for a winner.
Mourinho was not a happy man after the final whistle when he insisted that the players had not carried out the instructions he had given them at half-time (Football.London).
Richards said he believed the Spurs boss and suggested that the North Londoners were too reliant on Kane and Son at the moment.
Here’s what the former Manchester City defender told BBC 5 Live Sport:
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) December 28, 2020
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I do believe Mourinho when he says he wanted the team to play more on the front foot in the second half. However, the Portuguese coach seemed pretty content on the bench at Molineux when his side were defending deep in the second half. He was not coming to the touchline and demanding that his players press higher up the pitch or commit more bodies forward.
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