Jose Mourinho Claims Spurs' Performances Are Why His Hair Is Turning Grey

Jose Mourinho Claims Spurs' Performances Are Why His Hair Is Turning Grey

- Jose Mourinho's men conceded late in the tie courtesy of Joe Willock's goal to surrender a 2-1 lead

- Spurs were forced to a 2-2 draw at Newcastle to miss out on a chance to go above Chelsea

- Tottenham have now dropped 15 points from a winning position in the final 10 minutes this season

Jose Mourinho has blamed his Tottenham players for his hair turning grey, thanks to their disappointing performances.

On Sunday, April 4, Spurs looked on course to breaking into the top four with a comfortable 2-1 lead, only for them to surrender the lead as they drew 2-2 with Newcastle at St. Jame's Park.

Joelinton had earlier handed the Magpies the lead, only for Harry Kane to score twice in quick succession to help Spurs stage a fightback.

Jose Mourinho Claims Spurs' Performances Are Why His Hair Is Turning Grey
Jose Mourinho's men conceded late in their tie against Newcastle. Photo by Shaun Botterill.
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However, the north London side were unable to hold on until the end of the match, with Joe Willock, an Arsenal star who is on loan with Newcastle to spoil the party with minutes left to end the match.

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Willock found the back of the net with just five minutes left on the clock to make it 2-2, forcing both teams to share the spoils at the end of the tie.

The result meant Spurs have now lost 15 points from a winning position this season from goals conceded in the final 10 minutes.

The statistics is in complete contrast of what Mourinho is known for, with the Portuguese with a history of protecting his side's lead in what has been infamously referred to as "parking the bus."

And when asked why his side were vulnerable in the closing stages of matches, Mourinho uncharacteristically shifted the blame on his players.

"Same coach, different players," the Portuguese told Sky Sports.

The former Man United and Chelsea boss went on to claim his players were also largely responsible for his hair turning grey.

"The point for me in this moment is to set up a team that can win but in the end a little bit of deja vu. I believe that many of these white hairs come with things I am not used to seeing in football matches in this level," he added.

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Whereas his sentiments are unlikely to down well with his wards, they underscore the growing discord with Spurs' dressing room.

Their draw against Newcastle now has them sitting fifth on the log with 49 points, just two behind fourth-placed Chelsea. earlier reported that with Lionel Messi’s contract ending at the end of the season as reports claim Premier League club Manchester City may no longer be interested in the star.

Reports say the Citizens are already looking elsewhere instead of making a move for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Brazilian legend Rivaldo claims City are only bluffing that they are no longer interested - saying the opposite could actually be the case.

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