Video: Mourinho unhappy with his offensive players’ inability to breakdown Sheffield

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Dom Le Roy

Jose Mourinho has admitted to being disappointed with Tottenham’s inability to break down the Sheffield United defence and create chances despite the team being packed with offensive talent.

Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, and Son Heung-min started behind Harry Kane, in what looked like a pacey and formidable attack on paper.

However, despite looking dangerous on a handful of occasions in the first half, Spurs failed to fashion too many clear cut opportunities.

The Spurs boss admitted that he expected more of his attacking players, while also credited the home side for defending resolutely.

Here’s what the Tottenham head coach told Sky Sports after Spurs’ 3-1 defeat (Main Event from 18:00 onwards):

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While this is obviously easy to say in hindsight, I thought we were crying out for an Erik Lamela or a Dele Alli in the first half and Jose made an error by not starting one of them. Bergwijn and Lucas made questionable decisions when the found themselves in the pocket in between the lines. Someone like a Lamela would have served as a connection between our two pivots and our attackers, which I thought was missing.

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