Mourinho makes stunning statement about Tottenham squad following Europa League win over Wolfsberg

Mourinho makes stunning statement about Tottenham squad following Europa League win over Wolfsberg

- Jose Mourinho has retracted the statement he made after Tottenham's loss to West Ham

- The Portuguese gaffer claims the problems in Spurs dressing room cannot be solved

- Tottenham defeated Wolfsberg 4-0 to progress to the Europa League last 16 stages

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Jose Mourinho's Tottenham were victorious over their Austrian opponents Wolfsberg in their Europa League second-leg clash.

And in a post-match interview, the Portuguese boss admitted that his frustrations got the better of him when his side lost to West Ham in a Premier League match last weekend.

The former Man United boss stated there is nobody that would be able to solve the ongoing problems in his dressing room after the loss at the London Stadium.

Mourinho makes stunning statement about Tottenham squad following Europa League win over Wolfsberg
Mourinho claims he was frustrated when he said there is nobody that could solve Tottenham's problems after losing to West Ham. Photo by Adrian Dennis
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Mourinho was quoted by Daily Mail when he was asked what he meant by the cryptic message:

"Nothing specific, nothing that probably you think I wanted to say and I didn't.
"First of all, a press conference, three or four interviews, a flash interview, a couple of minutes after games … I sometimes think that we coaches are amazing guys for not to say too many … it's better I don't use the words … you understand me.
"I think we have to be bright guys and in control of our emotions and not to say the wrong things because it's never easy, especially after a defeat.
"Sometimes there are moments of frustration and post-match interviews are the perfect place not to say the right things or to leave some things out.
"Today, in a pre-match press conference, everything that you say you can follow word by word, because we are calm with no pressure and no adrenalin. But after matches, it is not easy for us."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur have booked a place in the last 16 of the Europa League after securing an 8-1 aggregate win over Wolfsberg.

Spurs hammered the Austrian side 4-1 in the first leg of their round of 32, before securing a convincing 4-0 win at home to ensure their passage into the next stage of the competition.

The London side went into the Wednesday evening, February 24, clash on the backdrop of a disappointing run in the domestic scene, having suffered a 2-1 defeat to rivals West Ham United at the weekend.

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