Mourinho Slams Spurs Players, Referee After Derby Defeat To Arsenal

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Jose Mourinho slammed his Tottenham Hotspur players and referee Michael Oliver following Sunday’s  north London derby defeat at Arsenal.

Mourinho accused some of his stars of ‘hiding’ during a poor first half – and also included himself in his scathing assessment – before criticising Oliver for awarding a second-half penalty.

Goals from Martin Odegaard and a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette cancelled out Erik Lamela’s brilliant opener.

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The Argentine was later sent off for a foul on Arsenal’s left-back Kieran Tierney.

And Commenting on the performance of his players and the controversial penalty awarded to Arsenal, Mourinho said:”The only two things that were positive in the first half were an amazing goal and the result – 1-1 was not a fair reflection of that first half where they dominated us. We were very poor.

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“Some important players hiding. I’m not even going in direction of individuals. I’m as guilty for that first-half as the players. 

“People hiding themselves, no intensity, no passing and moving. We were poor. As simple as that.”

“I don’t want to call it a penalty, because is an offence to the penalty. That was a mistake by Oliver.

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“Players get tired, coaches get tired, maybe referees get tired too. My record with Michael Oliver on penalties with Chelsea, United and Tottenham is unlucky.”

source:- completesports

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