Jose Mourinho: Tottenham boss insists squad is together, but offers cryptic Gareth Bale answer

Jose Mourinho says he can see a spirit in his Tottenham squad regardless of shedding 1-0 in opposition to Chelsea, their third straight Premier League loss, but gave a cryptic answer on Gareth Bale’s lack of involvement.

Spurs’ league season is imploding, having been prime of the desk in mid-December, and so they went all the way down to Jorginho’s first-half penalty in north London as Thomas Tuchel’s spectacular begin to life at Chelsea continued.

Since travelling to Anfield on the summit on December 16 they have misplaced 5 of their subsequent 9 video games, together with three in a row for the primary time since 2012.

They are struggling with accidents, as attacking threats Harry Kane, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli are dominated out, but Mourinho insists he is seeing a togetherness in his squad.


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“We’re trying to go on the search but I saw togetherness. It’s not easy to see togetherness with bad results, defeats, difficulties, injuries,” the Spurs head coach mentioned.

“Togetherness is very straightforward to point out while you’re on a excessive and successful matches, when every part is superb.

“But in difficult moments it’s more difficult to see that togetherness but I saw that in the second half. No doubts for me.”

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Jose on Bale: ‘I’m making an attempt my finest’

Gareth Bale Tottenham Chelsea

Despite having Gareth Bale on the bench and his aspect chasing the sport within the second half, Mourinho by no means regarded like bringing the Wales worldwide on.

Asked by a TV reporter why he didn’t come on, he replied: “Good question. You do not deserve to know the answer.”

Quizzed about it once more in his press convention, he mentioned: “I am trying my best. Gareth is trying his best. Everyone is trying their best.”

Bale has performed underneath 250 minutes within the Premier League this season, beginning simply twice.

‘Injured gamers an enormous miss’

Harry Kane watches on throughout Tottenham's sport in opposition to Chelsea

Unsurprisingly, the objectives have dried up with out Kane, who additionally is the chief supplier and the soccer has been insipid in current weeks.

Asked why the objectives have dried up, Mourinho mentioned: “Well, (Sergio) Reguilon means one thing for our attacking soccer. Harry Kane means one thing for our attacking soccer.

Analysis: Tuchel highlights Mourinho's flaws

While Jose Mourinho tries to downplay aspirations at Tottenham, the brand new coach at Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed that there is one other approach of doing issues as he led his aspect to a deserved 1-0 win on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

“Gio Lo Celso again means something for our attacking football. A good Dele Alli that we didn’t have yet but hope that we can have in the future means something for us.

“It’s not simply what they imply, they imply that we do not have many choices to rotate gamers and we end with folks with some indicators of fatigue due to the buildup of matches as a result of we do not have so many gamers to relaxation.

“The second thing is confidence. The confidence levels are very, very important to play football. When a team doesn’t have good results, a period when results are not good, you need that click back to go back to normality. So for me it’s a little bit like that.”

‘Spurs are miles off Champions League soccer’

Chelsea's Jorginho celebrates after scoring in opposition to Tottenham

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara talking on Sky Sports News:

“Spurs would have got booed off the park for that performance. Once at half-time and again at full-time.

“They had a 10-minute spell within the second half the place they regarded to perhaps press, but it was too determined. When that they had the ball there was no plan, nobody moving into pockets of house to attempt to make issues occur. It was all lacklustre, making an attempt to get the ball as much as Carlos Vinicius, and he wasn’t holding it up.

“It was a very disappointing efficiency. It seems to be like they work so laborious defensively to maintain clear sheets that once they get the ball, they do not know what they’re doing with it when they’re going ahead. There’s no plan and nothing to their play. There’s no motion or rotation.

Chelsea dominated Tottenham of their 1-0 Premier League win on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

“It was really poor and the saving grace for the players out there was that they would have got booed off the pitch had there been fans in the ground.

“Tactically, Spurs have been utterly outclassed and that is occurred a couple of instances. Brighton and Graham Potter did it on the weekend with a lesser crew. You cannot say Chelsea are a greater aspect with a greater squad. It’s not been ok and he wants to handle it shortly. He [Jose Mourinho] must organise this crew, organise the best way they’re enjoying, keep it up and get one thing out of them.

“At the moment, Spurs are miles of Champions League football.”

Tuchel’s promising begin continues


Thomas Tuchel was happy with Chelsea’s potential to restrict Tottenham’s counter-attacks after entering into entrance throughout a ‘very dominant’ first-half show

While Spurs have misplaced their final three video games, Chelsea made it seven factors from Tuchel’s first three video games in cost.

They have but to concede a aim, but have been nearly made to pay for not killing the sport as Spurs might have snatched a draw on the finish.

“In general I’m very pleased with the result. It’s a deserved win,” Tuchel mentioned.

“We must create extra clear possibilities. This is the target and this is the job for me and I blame no one.

Chelsea gamers rejoice after Jorginho scores from the spot in opposition to Tottenham

“This is the job for me and I blame nobody because I never scored in my career in the second and third league. It is the hardest thing, or one of the hardest things in football to score and be calm. But we have trust in our players and we will work to create even more chances and to create more clear chances and to be more effective.

“But, it is laborious to speak the fellows into it.

“No, in general everyone wants to score with every half-chance and chance we have. It is not like this in the Premier League so no worries so far.”

What’s subsequent for each side?

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