UK Jose Mourinho explains Spurs tactical blueprint to frustrating Man City last minute news

MetiNews.Com - Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho pulled off a tactical masterclass to frustrate and pick off Manchester City in the Premier League.

UK Jose Mourinho explains Spurs tactical blueprint to frustrating Man City last minute news

MetiNews.Com - Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho pulled off a tactical masterclass to frustrate and pick off Manchester City in the Premier League.

UK Jose Mourinho explains Spurs tactical blueprint to frustrating Man City last minute news
22 November 2020 - 10:00

Breaking News ! Jose Mourinho insists that Tottenham were always prepared for however Manchester City set up in their Premier League win over Pep Guardiola's men. City were not at their best as they laboured to break down a resolute Tottenham side who scored two goals at important stages to claim a victory that carried them to the top of the Premier League. Both Spurs goals came from breaks down the middle of the pitch, while they set up with a deep defensive block when City had possession. Speaking after the game, Mourinho said that tactic was designed to contain City's strengths, as he praised his side for their hard work from the first minute to the last. Read More Related Articles Pep Guardiola's first task after new Man City contract is fixing an unfamiliar issue Read More Related Articles Man City have already used up all their lives in Premier League title race with Spurs defeat He told Sky Sports: "For me I prefer the players to speak because they are the ones, they were fantastic. They gave everything. They follow a strategy. Football sometimes, more than ever, strategy plays an important part and they were amazing. Harry Kane represents the spirit of all the other guys, how he works for the team is the same way the others do it." Mourinho insisted that Tottenham did not look at the table when preparing to face City, saying he knew what threats they could pose if given the chance. "It was very important to respect them, not to forget the team they are," Mourinho added, declaring that his side were strategically superior. Tottenham vs Man City Highlights and reaction Player ratings Match verdict Match in pictures "If we follow people speaking about them not being as good as before, if we follow the fake table, because they have one match in hand, we will probably play in a different way. But these guys we all know how Pep teams are and the quality of the players. "We have to find the way to play and it was magnificent to see them do what they did. Super congratulations to the players. The referee team was really good too. City is a fantastic team that lost against a team that is strategically very good, but City is still City.

. He explained: "That's what I told the players, they didn't have time to work, but we had - myself, my assistants, the analysts. We trained on the theoretical side of the game. You can only do that when there are many principles the team has already. We define these things. Read More Related Articles Pep Guardiola blames defence for Man City results vs Spurs and Liverpool FC Read More Related Articles Premier League explain why Man City goal vs Spurs was disallowed "If they build with four we do this way, if they build with three like they sometimes do and did in some periods of the game, we will position our block in a certain way. If they press us high we build in a way, and if they don't press high we build in a different way. Everything was very good. "Of course you have to score and we didn't have many chances. Of course you need a top goalkeeper to make a crucial save in a crucial moment. Free Man City newsletter Manchester City players resumed their Premier League campaign this weekend with a trip to London to play Tottenham Hotspur. After Saturday's match, the Blues are back in Champions League action as they travel to Greece to play Olympiacos on Wednesday evening. We'll bring you all the reaction and analysis from the Spurs match, and the European tie - and you can get it all delivered to you every day. You can get it all delivered straight to your inbox by signing up to our daily newsletter - just submit your email address in the sign-up box above or click here - it's free and it only takes a few seconds "We knew they would have more of the ball but we would feel very comfortable playing that way because we knew we'd have to do it. "Every player did the job in an amazing way. Even what we used to call the emergency principles, which is when someone by tired or by losing the ball is not there, you have the emergency rules. Everybody has an incredible friendship and solidarity."

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UK Jose Mourinho explains Spurs tactical blueprint to frustrating Man City last minute news


UK Jose Mourinho explains Spurs tactical blueprint to frustrating Man City last minute news


UK Jose Mourinho explains Spurs tactical blueprint to frustrating Man City last minute news


UK Jose Mourinho explains Spurs tactical blueprint to frustrating Man City last minute news

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