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Jose Mourinho

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by mjc23, 20 Nov 2019.

  1. Baleforce

    Baleforce Mel Hopkins

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    they do specify PL to be fair
     
  2. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Tim Sherwood

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    Happy to be proven wrong on Jose. Today was excellent. And I think it was a very Jose performance
     
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  3. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Edgar Davids

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    I’ve heard loads of mates say it was a tough watch, it was, but so have they all for about 10 years! City dominate possession and us in general, that’s what they do. Sometimes tgey hammer us, sometimes they don’t.

    the idea that this passive performance is just Mourinhos style is not entirely true. Poch (I love him) was dominated by City almost everytime.
     
  4. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Vedran Corluka

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    I was never dubious about him. Just dubious that we would give him the transfer backing he would require. Thankfully Levy has. Hopefully it will pay off with a major trophy.
     
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  5. Legohamster

    Legohamster Jimmy Neighbour

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    I really can’t understand the tough watch point, we were excellent and I enjoyed watching us fight for every ball.
     
  6. braineclipse

    braineclipse Barry Daines

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    Can understand it to an extent. More in other games than this one though.

    I don't understand why it's not something we can get used to.
     
  7. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    Emotionally it was a tough watch
    Because we took an early lead your excitement naturally goes up as we’re winning
    And then because we’re playing counter attacking and they have all the ball your naturally concerned that their gonna get chances and possibly score
    And don’t forget we’re spurs fans ... we have seen what we have seen for many years
    And I agree we fought and win every ball. I think we were in control of the game as our game plan worked perfect. It just isn’t comfortable for me to watch us control the game without the ball
     
  8. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Milija Aleksic

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    Feels like we could be onto something at the moment.

    Heard a stat that since Jose took over we have the 3rd highest points tally, so if we can apply that to a whole season that obviously put us in the top 4 and maybe in contention for more.
     
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  9. Baleforce

    Baleforce Mel Hopkins

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    I get that, but conversely, how many times have we been the team behind with all of the ball and not managed to score, we should know better than anyone how hard it is to break down a tight defence.
     
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  10. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Every Spurs game for me is an emotionally tough watch haha
     
  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    Oh I agree
    I’ve seen us play huff and puff football for years and come away with nothing
    We would kill a team on the half way line as if it was a genuine achievement
    Son made 17 passes yesterday and had 34 touches in the whole game but was everywhere
    It’s why possession is over rated if there isn’t an end product
    What’s interesting now is if you take the outlier which was Everton (where we had the better chances but didn’t play well) we have a real mix of styles this season that I haven’t seen from anyone. The nearest to us in being able to combine things is Leicester but I still don’t think they play well when their forced to have the ball.
     
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  12. Legohamster

    Legohamster Jimmy Neighbour

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    Maybe more in other seasons, But has anyone played consistently well with free flowing football since the start of the season?

    KDB was saying how shattered the players are, that’s having an impact - It’s laughable that city are moaning about it having spent 100 million on 2 CBs in the summer of course.

    We’ve played 2 top 6 sides in the league so far this season and beaten them both by exposing the weaknesses they have - United awful defence and City having no bite and able to be got at on the counter.

    The detractors are saying it’s awful every week - Everton aside we’ve had the best chances in every league game this season.

    I normally assume we will fold, even after going 2-0 up, but I didn’t yesterday - I wouldn’t say I was comfortable - just confident we would not fold.
     
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  13. StephenH

    StephenH Barry Daines

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    He reminded me of his days with Inter!
     
  14. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Mitchell Thomas

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    True. Do you every feel “this is done, the points are ours so I can enjoy it now”? Maybe Southampton away when we went 5-1 up? United when we got to 5-1 up and had an extra man? West Ham at 3 up with 10 mins left and Bale on the pitch...oh right.

    If we do manage to sustain a title challenge, I’m really not looking forward to games in March and April particularly against the top sides. Forget the players bottling it, I’ll be bottling it all over my living room carpet.
     
  15. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Even yesterday with a 2-0 lead and 5 to go I was nervous hahaha
     
  16. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry John Lacy

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    I agree.
    I guess there is the entertainment Vs tactical artistry argument.
    But I can't think of many teams that get anywhere always playing attacking.

    Personally, yesterday was a beautiful tactical watch. City had lots of possession, but we controlled the game.
     
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  17. parklane1

    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    I really believe that the players are getting belief that they can beat any team, they are picking up the message that is coming from Jose and putting into action on the pitch. You can see the belief (from all the players) in the system and in themselves to play to the system.

    I am sure that there will still be a few problems along the way but the effort and work rate from all the players yesterday was a very good sign, they are seeing that hard work, skill, energy and that belief in themselves and the manager will help them progress.

    Great to see.
     
  18. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin Mitchell Thomas

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    You can't underestimate what his signings have brought to the party to toughen us up as well. Hart, Bale, Hojbjerg and Reguilon are all lads who look like they know what it takes to win and Hart and Hjobjerg particularly look like they aren't afraid to rattle cages to make sure we do it.
     
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  19. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs George Hunt

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    We had the best chances vs Everton too
    We just didn’t take them. We didn’t play well though but we also had 80% of the squad away on internationals. They didn’t. But first games of the season can be a lottery
     
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  20. parklane1

    parklane1 Gary Stevens

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    Without a doubt, as i have said on here many times under Poch and before we seemed to have lacked a winning m entality, the new players all seem to have that and its is spreading to the rest of the squad and their is no doubt in my mind that is starts with Jose.

    As for Hojberg i really think he has been our best signing for the summer, he is everywhere and his and drive is something we have lacked in that CM for a very long time.
     
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