Date published: Thursday 5th November 2020 8:42
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho identified what one of his goal scorers in their 3-1 victory over Ludogorets is “not good” at after expressing his displeasure with elements of their performance.
Spurs ran out comfortable 3-1 winners in the Europa League on a night where Harry Kane notched his 200th goal for the club.
The victory could’ve bee more emphatic, but Tottenham were hit by an early sucker punch to begin the second half straight after captain Kane had been substituted during the break.
Speaking to the press after the match, Mourinho expressed his satisfaction with his side’s start.
“Good attitude from the start,” he said (via Football London). “We tried to kill the game from the start. A strong start, two good goals.
“You are speaking about top players, Tottenham players, Premier League players.
“I always expect the maximum so I am always demanding. There are still things from this game I’m not happy with.
“There are players who quite clearly by the way they perform who give no chance to others to get in their position and people who aren’t playing regularly must feel that every minute is a chance to prove, to enjoy and give their maximum.”
Mourinho identifies Lo Celso weakness
Argentine Giovani Lo Celso scored Spurs’ third goal to effectively seal the contest, but Mourinho was displeased with his work off the ball.
“Good with the ball and not good without the ball,” he added. “He is not in good physical condition.
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“His preparation has been up and down. He is coming now step by step. I feel when he plays he’s not the Gio that we know and that we know he can be an amazing player.
“What he does with the ball we know is incredible but we need more intensity and better in the transitions.
“He played for an hour though and it was a good let’s say training session for his match fitness.