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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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…