Mourinho Blames Himself for Using Reserves in Defeat in Europa League
Tottenham lost to Antwerp by 1 to 0. The London team had its first defeat in the competition, in a game that had reservations on the field. Check out the words of Mourinho, who acknowledged his responsibility in the result.
Tottenham came home with a defeat after losing 1-0 against Antwerp, who scored with Refaelov in the failure of Ben Davies. The English team entered the field with several reservations at the coach’s option.
After the match, Portuguese Jose Mourinho commented on the team’s performance and demonstrated his dissatisfaction with the performance for the second round of the Europa League group stage 2020/2021.
“Bad performances deserve bad results. I hope everyone on this bus is as upset as I am now. Tomorrow, at 11am, training,” wrote the coach on social media.
The Portuguese also gave a press conference and spoke about the use of reserves. “I always like to think that the players deserve an opportunity. We have a great team, with many good players. It is my responsibility to give them opportunities, but it is also their opportunity to take the chance with both hands and ask for more. Tonight shows that my future choices will be very easy, “he said at a news conference.
“I would like to make eleven (changes). I didn’t make five because I was afraid of the long 45 minutes. I only have one person to blame, that’s me. I chose the players to start with. At the break, I tried to improve the situation but it was not enough. The dynamics the first half was there, it was difficult to change “, he finished.
With the victory, the Belgian team took the leadership of Group J, with six points. Tottenham continue with three and occupy the second place.