Jose Mourinho has gotten off to a fairly rocky start to life as Spurs boss. Having burst out of the gates with a few impressive performances, the realities of the limitations within the squad have start to hit home in recent times.
The 1-0 loss at Southampton this afternoon could generously be described as uninspired, with Spurs managing to muster very little in way of attacking opportunities. What's more, Southampton squandered a few chances to extend their lead.
Mourinho was visibly frustrated in the away dugout. He even got into a bit of a back-and-forth with the opposition management team.
The Portuguese manager even went as far as to enter the Southampton dugout, appearing to unsubtly look into the tactics that were being written down on a piece of paper. He was booked for his actions.
Mourinho got booked for taking a look at Southampton's tactics 👀 pic.twitter.com/3yHJWJK80P
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 1, 2020
Mourinho accepted the caution at the time and admitted he did wrong in his post-match interviews. However, he didn't exactly say he was sorry.
Mourinho: "The yellow card was fair, because I was rude. But I was rude to an idiot"
— Jack Lang (@jacklang) January 1, 2020
Next up for Spurs is a trip to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, where Irish fans will be hopeful of a runout for Troy Parrott.
Harry Kane limped off with a hamstring injury at Southampton, meaning the 17-year old could see some playing time in the coming weeks.