Spurs conceded late to another bottom-half Premier League team to surrender the lead yet again yesterday, as Newcastle equalised through Joe Willock with five minutes left excluding stoppage time.
The result means the club have now dropped eleven points as a result of goals scored in the final ten minutes of a game, the most out of any team in the Premier League, as well as failing to win the most games out of any team (6) when they have been leading at half-time.
🗣 Reporter: "In the past, holding on to a lead is what you've been so good at.”
🗣 Mourinho: "Same coach, different players."
Absolutely brutal. 😂 pic.twitter.com/fnJ1wgz8S7
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) April 4, 2021
While in attack Spurs looked more promising as Harry Kane grabbed two goals to take his Premier League total to 19 for the season, the defence looked just as shaky as it has done throughout the season.
The question on many people’s lips now is how long does Mourinho stay in the job.
“It’s a bad result,” added Mourinho, who is becoming increasingly under-pressure from the Spurs fans as more and more.
“I’m not being disrespectful to Newcastle but that was a match to win.
We made so many mistakes it led to instability and that led to hope in the opposition.
“We were very good in some moments but the game belongs to every moment and I cannot separate this game from those moments of instability.
Mourinho cost us the game 😡😡 pic.twitter.com/gSua4h25cu
— ➐ (@thfcsam_) April 4, 2021
“We had chances to kill the game but that instability affected everything.”
Despite the clear and obvious fragilities in defence and midfield too, Mourinho also believes that he doesn’t have plenty of work to do with the players he has.
“I don’t think so. We work well, we work hard,” said Mourinho.
“But there are mistakes which I probably shouldn’t even call mistakes because they are related to qualities that players have.
“Looking at the second goal, it’s easy to understand because there’s three different moments – the cross, the ball at the far post where they won it, and then the ball in the face of the goal where our two centre-backs were in position. You can analyse it easily.”
Spurs’ next opportunity to make up for their poor performance yesterday will be at home to Manchester United next Sunday at 4:30pm, and the advantage will be in our court as United will have to recover from their important Europa League game on Thursday.