Jose Mourinho is not having a great time at Spurs. While the club were not exactly in an ideal position when he took over, it seems that their fortunes are worsening with each passing week.
They are all but out of the top four race, with Mourinho's side seven points off Chelsea.
They were thoroughly outclassed by Sheffield United this evening, thanks in no small part to Eric Dier, losing 3-1. The third only came in injury time as well.
However, they will argue that they should have had a goal much earlier in the game.
Harry Kane had a goal disallowed just after the half hour mark when the VAR assistant adjudged that Lucas Moura handled the ball in the buildup. It was an incredibly harsh decision.
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Jose Mourinho certainly wasn't happy.
Speaking after the game, he said he couldn't give his true opinion on the incident in fear of facing a ban.
🤐 "I would like to but I can't say what I think. I'll be in trouble, I'll be suspended."
Jose Mourinho was not a happy man after Spurs' 3-1 loss to Sheffield, headlined by VAR 📽️#PL pic.twitter.com/jkR7XvzCwQ
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I would like to, but I can't say what I think. I would be in trouble, I would be suspended. I don't want to...
Don't ask. I cannot say what I think. I would like to, but I cannot say.
The one here is not the referee. The referee is hidden in some office in St George's Park, I think it's there.
The referee is there. This man on the pitch is not the referee, he doesn't make the decisions. The main decisions in football now are made by the man in the office.
He didn't absolve his own players of all blame, however.
The Portuguese boss seemed to hint that this game showed the lack of bottle amongst his squad.
You have to be ready to cope with negative moments and go until the last minute.
In spite of my efforts in the dressing room, now I feel I know more about the profile of my players.