Jose Mourinho was far from happy with Tottenham’s performance against Royal Antwerp on Thursday evening.

Spurs fell to a surprise defeat in their second Europa League group stage game, failing to recover from a first half goal despite making four substitutions at the break.

It was a Ben Davies mistake that led to the goal, but the Welshman kept his place as Mourinho mainly tinkered with his attack.

Yet even the presence of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane did not help Tottenham, who didn’t create enough meaningful opportunities to draw level.

After the game, Jose Mourinho wrote a frank post on Instagram. It read: “Bad performances deserve bad results. Hope everyone in this bus is as upset as I am. Tomorrow 11 AM training.”


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Bad perfomances deserve bad results. Hope everyone in this bus is as upset as I am. Tomorow 11 AM training.

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Mourinho is clearly still in the process of implementing the winning mentality he has become known for during his hugely successful career.

His desire for the players to feel “bad” after defeats like Thursday is clearly part of that, but Spurs must find a way to avoid strange results like this in the first place.

Hopefully the players will react well – and not poorly – to an early training session the morning after an evening flight…



  1. Completely against big rotation; 1 or 2 changes + those due to injuries,suspensions and loss of form are of course acceptable and expected, but naming an almost different team from a side on a good run, is totally inadmissible.
    All successful sides of old and present have used the same nucleus of players throughout a season game in game out.
    Convinced either Winks or Alli or both will be sold possibly as early as next January to fund purchase of a top central defender.

    • Totally agreed and compounding it by the wholesale change at halftime. He could have made one change eighter Ali or Gio for Lamela. I said it before. He is flagging Alli, a man without a defined position and every where he went yesterday he was in the way. But in true jose fashion, the boys loss.

  2. Listen, we all love a home grown lad and a trier who gives 100%….but just what is the point of Harry Winks?
    I`m not a stats man, but would be interested to see our record this season when he`s been playing against when he hasn`t. I know he played most of the game v Everton, 90 mins last night and came on v West Ham when we were winning.
    He`s simply not good enough defensively, he`s slow, weak in the tackle and a poor marker / tracker and even worse going forward (how many goals, assists in the last 3 seasons?)
    How he was on the field for the whole game last night, and he was kept on at half time and not Lo Celso is beyond me.


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