Tottenham Hotspur 3-3 West Ham United – Reaction
Within sixteen first-half minutes, then ten late in the second period, Jose Mourinho was handed a live insight as to why his Tottenham Hotspur side can, and can’t, win the Premier League.
One from Heing-Min Son and a Harry Kane brace appeared to have set Spurs on their way to a resounding victory over capital rivals, West Ham United in N17.
However, call it complacency or as certain suburbs of North London would suggest, Spursy, the lead evaporated – the story of Gareth Bale’s homecoming overrun by the East Londoners cunning escape.
“I think you can imagine how frustrated I am and how frustrated the players are, but that’s football,” Mourinho bemoaned.
“Unfortunately, it’s football for us in a negative way and in a positive way for them but that’s football.
Mourinho continued: “It’s easier for me to praise them than criticise us – It’s easier for me to analyse internally and discuss with the players than speak about it and my feelings now.
“I prefer to say that they had incredible belief and probably they scored that first goal when they didn’t have that belief.
“That game at that moment was like that, with Winks on the pitch the team gained again that stability that we had. We were very much comfortable, we were in control.
“Then the first half appeared and everything changed. We were not then good enough or strong enough to cope with the last ten minutes.”