Jose Mourinho rips into Spurs flops after Antwerp defeat

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho ripped into his Tottenham fringe players for not taking their chance in Antwerp, saying he now has “easy choices” when selecting his first team.

For Thursday’s Europa League Group J game, Mourinho made nine changes from the win at Burnley, hoping to see some of his fringe players stake a claim.

However, a flat display triggered Mourinho to make four changes at half-time, with Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn, Carlos Vinicius and Giovani Lo Celso all hooked in the 1-0 defeat.

Dele has started just three games for Spurs in all competitions this season and has been substituted at half-time in two of them.

When asked what he thought of Dele’s performance, Mourinho refused to single him out but said the performance of the collective told its own story and that it should be obvious to onlookers what is his best team.

“I don’t want to analyse individually,” he said.

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