Video: Mourinho hints at tactical changes for Sheffield United clash

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Jose Mourinho has hinted ahead of the all-important clash against Sheffield United that he might set the team up differently than he did against Manchester United and West Ham.

Spurs have made a decent start since the resumption of the league with four points in two games but the clash against the Blades is not one they can afford to drop points in if they retain top-four ambitions.

Speaking to Spurs TV ahead of the clash, the Tottenham boss said: “We’ve played against Man Utd and West Ham, two teams playing in a 4-3-3 system.

“Now we play against a team that plays, tactically, completely different.

“(This) gave us an opportunity to think about it, to work with the players on a strategy and a game plan. So we are ready.”

Mourinho was extremely complimentary about the football that Chris Wilder’s team play and insisted that his players expect a tough battle at Bramall Lane this evening.

Watch Jose’s full pre-match interview with Spurs TV below:

Spurs Web Opinion

This admission from Jose, taken together with his assertion in the pre-match press conference that Tanguy Ndombele will be involved, makes me think that he might abandon his prefered 4-2-3-1 in favour of a 4-3-3 this evening. However, I still expect Ndombele to start on the bench and potentially come on a second-half substitute. We could see Sissoko, Lo Celso and Winks starting together in midfield, behind Kane, Son and Lucas.

Jose Mourinho has hinted ahead of the all-important clash against Sheffield United that he might set the team up differently than he did against Manchester United and West Ham.

Spurs have made a decent start since the resumption of the league with four points in two games but the clash against the Blades is not one they can afford to drop points in if they retain top-four ambitions.

Speaking to Spurs TV ahead of the clash, the Tottenham boss said: “We’ve played against Man Utd and West Ham, two teams playing in a 4-3-3 system.

“Now we play against a team that plays, tactically, completely different.

“(This) gave us an opportunity to think about it, to work with the players on a strategy and a game plan. So we are ready.”

Mourinho was extremely complimentary about the football that Chris Wilder’s team play and insisted that his players expect a tough battle at Bramall Lane this evening.

Watch Jose’s full pre-match interview to Spurs TV below:

Spurs Web Opinion

This admission from Jose, taken together with his assertion in the pre-match press conference that Tanguy Ndombele will be involved, makes me think that he might abandon his prefered 4-2-3-1 in favour of a 4-3-3 this evening. However, I still expect Ndombele to start on the bench and potentially come on a second-half substitute. We could see Sissoko, Lo Celso and Winks starting together in midfield, behind Kane, Son and Lucas.

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