Mourinho Criticizes Tottenham Strikers After Wolves Draw Result
Tottenham Coach, Jose Mourinho, cited his side’s lack of attacking threat as the reason for their 1-1 draw against Wolves, on Sunday.
The Portuguese was left frustrated after seeing his charges drop more points from winning positions this season.
Tottenham have now gone four consecutive league matches without recording a win.
Their recent woes in the league have placed question marks on whether the London outfit can deliver a first league title in 60 years.
“We didn’t have that ambition, that desire to go for more,” Mourinho said.
“One point against Wolves normally wouldn’t be a bad result because they are a strong opponent, but scoring a goal in the first minute and having 89 minutes to score more goals, you feel frustrated.
“Defending deep, that’s not the intention. They know what I asked them at half-time, if they couldn’t do better it’s because they couldn’t do better,” he went on.
After a terrible start to the game, Wolves dominated proceedings and Romain Saiss’s late leveler earned them a much deserved point.
“We conceded in the first minute and that requires a lot of character.
“We played a good game after that,” Wolves boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, said.
The ever-reliable Goalkeeper, Rui Patricio, was to blame for Spurs’ opener as Ndombele’s shot from the edge of the box, in the first minute of the encounter, was grossly misjudged by the Portuguese international.
Neto acted as the provider-in-chief when Wolves scored their second-half goal through Saiss.
Wolves should have gone on to win the match when newly acquired 18-year-old striker, Fabio Silva, wasted a golden chance for his first Premier League goal from open play with a header straight at Lloris deep into stoppage time.
The result saw Mourinho’s side climb to fifth, although they remain six points away from log leaders, Liverpool.
Tottenham have now dropped eight points by conceding equalisers in the final 10 minutes of the current campaign.
They dropped points against Newcastle, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
Spurs also let in a 90th-minute goal to lose to Liverpool at Anfield.