Jose Mourinho bemoans Tottenham’s lack of aggression in Wolves defeat

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has said his team were “too nice” as they were beaten by Wolves on Sunday.

Spurs twice led at home to Nuno Santo’s side but were beaten 3-2 in north London thanks to Raul Jimenez’s winner.

Mourinho has been hindered by a number of injuries with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min both being long-term absentees.

Hugo Lloris also missed the clash with Wolves while Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen were left out of the side too.

Mourinho would have hoped that his team could get the win regardless but was disappointed at the lack of nastiness in his side.

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“We don’t have that aggression,” Mourinho said. “We are too good, too nice.

“That was maybe the only difference between the teams.

“I don’t think it was a fair result. Both teams looking to win. Both teams with different styles.

“They are so powerful on the counter attack. We tried different solutions.

“It worked in a way because we scored two goals. I think it’s unfair, the result, totally unfair.”

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Despite the lack of aggression, Mourinho believes his centre-back pairing of Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga performed well with Eric Dier in front of them.

The boss added: “I think Eric played very well. If he had not played well then I would understand your question.

“The explanation is simple. Sanchez and Tanganga are our fastest centre-backs and Eric, as a midfield player, was the most comfortable in stepping between them and stepping up.

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“I think they played well and especially Eric. I think sometimes when goals are scored you blame goalkeepers or defenders, but it’s a transition.”

Tottenham are back in action on Wednesday as they welcome Norwich in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Spurs then head to Burnley when the Premier League returns next weekend.

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