Jose Mourinho slams Tottenham players for feeling too big to play in Austria

Jose Mourinho slams Tottenham players for feeling too big to play in Austria

- Jose Mourinho has accused some of his players of being too egoistic to play against LASK

- Mourinho claimed he experienced similar attitudes from players during his Man United spell

- Tottenham were held to a 3-3 draw in the freezing temperatures in Austria

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Jose Mourinho has lashed out at some of his players for proving too big to play their Europa League fixture in the freezing temperature in Austria.

Tottenham played out a 3-3 draw against LASK with goals from Gareth Bale, Son Heung Min and Dele Alli as they progressed into the round of 32 of the competition.

However, the Portuguese boss was not happy with his players' attitude before the game, claiming he experienced the same behaviour during his spell with Man United.

Mourinho slams Tottenham stars attitude, compares them to Man United players
Mourinho slams Tottenham stars attitude, compares them to Man United players. Photo by Guenther Iby
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Mourinho who won the Europa League for the second time as United boss in 2017 said:

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“I have a feeling from my experience that some of the players feel that they shouldn’t be here,” he said.
“I think it's a question of attitude, which I've experienced before.
"Even at Manchester United I had a similar situation when we lost two matches away in the group phase and when we get to the knockouts you get better opponents and more difficulties, the team faces matches in a different way.
“The fact is that the Europa League group phase doesn’t motivate some of the players. I knew it. Some players are fundamental for us and I always need them on the pitch in any circumstance.
"I need a couple of these players to give a little bit of balance to the team, as an example Hojbjerg and Son - without them I don’t think we would have a positive result.”

Spurs will be looking to remain on top of the Premier league table as they face north London rivals Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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The Lily Whites were held to a 0-0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea but with Liverpool and Leicester city dropping points in the respective fixtures, Mourinho's men stayed on top of the division.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur's hope of advancing to the next stage of the Europa League was shattered through Mamoudou Karamoko's 93rd-minute goal.

The 21-year-old made no mistake to launch a superb strike to earn his side a point against the North Londoners at the Linzer Stadium.

And they are third on Group J table with seven points after five matches - three points behind Jose Mourinho's men as they head into the last group game next week.

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