Video: Rio Ferdinand reveals why he ‘feels sorry’ for Mourinho after 5-4 defeat

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Dom Le Roy

Rio Ferdinand and Jermaine Jenas have both blasted the Tottenham defence for some of the mistakes they made as the North Londoners fell to a 5-4 defeat to Everton in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday.

Jenas claimed that Jose Mourinho has tried to change Tottenham’s approach over recent weeks but the team is getting undone by poor individual errors that players should not be making at the highest level.

Ferdinand admitted that he feels sorry for Jose Mourinho and claimed that Spurs’ defensive issues come down to a lack of quality at the back.

The former Manchester United defender insisted that the mistakes the North Londoners are making at the back are often derailing Mourinho’s whole game plan.

Watch how the pair assessed Tottenham’s defeat to Everton during BT Sport’s post-match coverage:


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I fear that after yesterday, we might see Jose going back to his tried and tested approach of having two defensive midfield pivots to shield the back four and playing on the counter-attack. It does appear as if that might be our best chance of getting results, especially against decent sides.

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