Jose Mourinho is in trouble based on the current form of Tottenham Hotspur. He has led the London club to three successive defeats. The last time the club had it that bad was in November 2012 under coach André Villas-Boas.
Things have been going very badly for Jose Mourinho and his boys since December 13 when Tottenham drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace. After that, the club recorded 5 defeats in 9 league games.
Tottenham’s successive run of defeats started on January 28, 2021, when Jose Mourinho and his boys hosted Liverpool at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Jurgen Klopp and his boys defeated Mourinho’s boys 3-1.
When the world thought that was a fluke, a lowly rated club like Brighton visited Jose Mourinho and his boys at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 31 and they ran away with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham.
As if that was not enough, on Thursday, February 4, Chelsea paid a visit to Tottenham Hotspur stadium and Jose Mourinho could not do much as he watched his side suffer the third successive defeat in the league.
The poor run of games has pushed Tottenham Hotspur that were looking like title contenders, from the top of the league table to the 8th spot. Mourinho and his boys have now suffered 6 defeats and 6 draws in 21 league games.
It has gotten so bad for Tottenham that the London club is now 7 points away from 4th placed Liverpool and 14 points away from first-placed Manchester City. This means that it is becoming impossible for Mourinho to contend for the league title.
After Jose Mourinho oversaw Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat in the hands of Chelsea on Thursday night, he pointed out that despite the bad results Tottenham have been recording, the club is playing in unity.
“We’re trying to go on the search but I saw togetherness. It’s not easy to see togetherness with bad results, defeats, difficulties, injuries,” Mourinho said.
“Togetherness is very easy to show when you’re on a high and winning match when everything is amazing.
“But in difficult moments it’s more difficult to see that togetherness but I saw that in the second half. No doubts for me.”
Jose Mourinho and his Injury woes
One thing that always spoils the plan of a coach is injury. Once some key players in a team get injured, it is almost impossible for such a team to keep winning games. This is the situation coach Jose Mourinho has found himself in.
Currently, Tottenham Hotspur are without three key players – Harry Kane, Giovani Lo Celso, and Dele Alli. They are all battling different degrees of injuries and their absence is greatly affecting Mourinho especially in attack.
After Mourinho failed to get a point from Tottenham vs Chelsea match on Thursday, he reminded the world that it was not only that he has lost some of his key players to injuries but he doesn’t have enough players to rotate.
The Portuguese tactician said some of the players who are not injured are battling with fatigue and lack of confidence.
“Gio Lo Celso again means something for our attacking football. A good Dele Alli that we didn’t have yet but hope that we can have in the future means something for us”, Guardiola said.
“It’s not just what they mean, they mean that we don’t have many options to rotate players and we finish with people with some signs of fatigue because of the accumulation of matches because we don’t have so many players to rest.
“The second thing is confidence. The confidence levels are very, very important to play football. When a team doesn’t have good results, a period when results are not good, you need that click back to go back to normality. So for me, it’s a little bit like that.”