Jose Mourinho’s latest dig at his Tottenham players shows just how frustrated the manager is in north London.
Spurs failed to beat Steve Bruce’s struggling Newcastle at St James’ Park, as they were held to a 2-2 draw.
Tottenham were dismal in the first half and deservedly fell behind to a Joelinton opener, but Harry Kane appeared to rescue them with a quick-fire brace before the break.
However, Mourinho’s men failed to hold on for the three points as Arsenal loanee Joe Willock popped up with a late equaliser for the Toon.
Mourinho has unsurprisingly not been shy in his criticism of certain players of late, especially after they were dumped out of the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb.
Dele Alli and Gareth Bale are among those to have been targeted during points in the season.
And with Tottenham missing the chance to leapfrog Chelsea into fourth spot, the boss unleashed at full time.
"I am frustrated," the boss told BBC Radio 5Live. "We needed to win the match and we came to win.
“We were not far [but] at the same time, we created instability with so many individual defensive mistakes. We always gave Newcastle a chance to be in the game.
"We had the biggest chance of the game to make it 3-1 and kill it [when Kane hit the woodwork] and then we concede a goal the next minute."
Pressed on why Tottenham have faltered after taking the lead in games, Mourinho simply added: "Same coach, different players.
"We work well, we work hard. But there are mistakes which I probably shouldn't even call mistakes because they are related to qualities that players have. You can analyse it easily."
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Mourinho further criticised his side's performance, telling BBC Sport: "The Premier League is hard and is high-level football, and when you don't show that you belong to that high level, it's difficult.
"We could have scored a couple more, but in defensive situations, we create instability with our mistakes – and instability brings hope to our opponent, and our opponent didn't give up."
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