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‘Tottenham players are not happy after Chelsea draw’

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Jose Mourinho says he was pleased with the way his Tottenham players reacted after their goalless draw with Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho believes Tottenham have had a change of mentality after seeing that his players were not pleased following Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea.

The north London side did enough to go back to the top of the Premier League, ahead of Liverpool on goal difference as they left Stamford Bridge with a point.

While avoiding defeat at Chelsea could be seen as a positive for Spurs, Mourinho was happy to see that his players were irritated in the dressing room after failing to get the better of Frank Lampard’s team.

“A draw at Stamford Bridge is usually a positive thing and staying top of the league is also a positive thing,” he told Sky Sports.

“But my dressing room isn’t happy with that and that is fantastic. It’s a complete change of mentality and personality.

“That was a game where we respected them and they respected us. Nobody gambled today or tried to change the direction of the game. Everybody was in a situation of one mistake wins the game, especially in the last 15 minutes.”

Mourinho continued: “The game did not have many chances. It is a game where we both wanted to win. We respect each other. Nobody gambled.

“They had one shot from distance, we had more in the first half than the second. I think a big game is difficult for both teams.”

Mourinho and Tottenham will now turn their attention to Thursday’s Europa League match against LASK before they welcome Arsenal for a crunch North London Derby on Sunday.