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Mourinho takes another swipe at his players after Newcastle draw

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Jose Mourinho has revealed his frustration after watching his Tottenham side concede a late goal against Newcastle on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho did not hold back in having a go at his players after they dropped points in disappointing fashion against Newcastle.

Joelinton gave the Magpies a rare lead but a quick-fire brace from Harry Kane turned the game around.

Spurs were in control of the game and looked on course to see out the win until Joe Willock popped in late with an equalizer five minutes from time. The Arsenal loanee was only on the pitch for six minutes before he grabbed the crucial goal for his side.

After the game, Mourinho did not shy away from taking a dig at the ‘quality’ of his players.

It won’t be the first, second or even the third time the Spurs boss has done similar this season. In similar fashion, he was more than critical after his side’s disappointing Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb.

Mourinho did not mention names but his comments appear to be directed at Japhet Tanganga and Davinson Sanchez who were at fault for Joelinton’s opener.

“I am frustrated” the Portuguese told BBC Radio Five Live after the match.

“We needed to win the match and we came to win.”

“We were not far from winning it but, at the same time, we created some instability on the game with so many individual defensive mistakes that we made.”

“We always gave Newcastle a chance to be in the game.”

“Of course, we had the biggest chance of the game to make it 3-1 and kill it, then we concede a game the next minute.”

When it was then put to Mourinho that his sides in the past have usually good at holding on to leads, he replied: “Same coach, different players.”

He then added: “We work well, we work hard.

“But there are mistakes which I probably shouldn’t even call mistakes because they are related to qualities that players have.

“Looking at the second goal, it’s easy to understand because there’s three different moments – the cross, the ball at the far post where they won it, and then the ball in the face of the goal where our two centre-backs were in position. You can analyse it easily.”

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