Mourinho insists motivation isn’t an issue

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Premier League – Monday 8:15pm

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton – Preview;

A FRUSTRATING DEFEAT at Sheffield United confirmed Spurs’ fans concerns that several pieces are still missing from the Jose Mourinho jigsaw.

Initially, Tottenham displayed a little more resolve after the resumption of the Premier League. However, existing issues were exposed at Bramall Lane, suggesting far more than a one-window makeover is required to return the Lilywhites to genuine top-four contenders.

Nevertheless, speaking ahead of Monday’s clash with Everton in N17, Mourinho insisted that he is confident in the ability and motivation of his current crop; “I’m always confident, I’m always positive that’s why sometimes I’m disappointed – confidence exists all the time,” the Spurs chief explained.

“I have great examples of my boys in difficult situations, when we had half of the squad injured, even losing matches like we lost. I had a proper group of players, a proper team, trying the possible and the impossible to go against a difficult situation.

“At this moment, when all players are available to play and we have lots of options I believe that I am not the only one who felt hurt with the opponent at Sheffield.

Mourinho continued: “I have lots of good guys and professionals. They also felt bad and felt not happy with our performance. I believe the guys are also hurting by our own performance.”

Dele Alli’s hamstring injury is a concern to Mourinho ahead of the Toffees visit. The England midfielder discovered the issue during training.

However, the Portuguese chief was unsure as to his availability; “We all think it’s nothing important and if you ask me at this moment I would say he’d be available. But I don’t know.”

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton – Head to head;

Tottenham Hotspur won; 67
Drawn; 56
Everton won; 55

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton – Last five meetings (all competitions);

September 9, 2017 – Premier League
Everton 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

January 13, 2018 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Everton

December 23, 2018 – Premier League
Everton 2-6 Tottenham Hotspur

May 12, 2019 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Everton

November 3, 2019 – Premier League
Everton 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Jeevesie’s prediction; Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Everton

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Brian Jeeves

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