The wheels at Tottenham HotSpurs are starting to come off by the looks of it. The London side went 1-0 down to Everton in their maiden game this season – this was also Mourinho’s first defeat in 11 opening fixtures.
However, the Portuguese chose to go to town on his players.
“I didn’t like my team,” the Spurs manager told Sky Sports. “In the second half after their goal we were poor and in my opinion we were not physically strong, no intensity. The team lacks in this moment many players’ physical condition.
“The struggle started in the way we pressed – or I would say in the way we didn’t press because our pressure up front was very, very poor.
“I would say it was lazy pressure and when you have lazy pressure you don’t press and you let opponents build from the back.
“When you let almost any team in the Premier League play from the back, they are comfortable to have the ball.
“Lazy pressure up front, that creates an unbalanced situation for the rest of the team. It disappoints me and that is where I now have to work.”
Everton looked much sharper during the second half and could have arguable sealed the game with a second goal long before the final whistle.
That being said, Spurs never looked remotely threatening after conceding, so the Toffees ran out much more comfortable winners than the scoreline suggests.