Tottenham manager says his squad must stop letting leads slip away due to individual crashes and inability to find a second goal
Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho says Spurs need to learn how to kill a game after seeing his side squander another lead on Wednesday.
After climbing 1-0 thanks to a header from Harry Kane, Spurs conceded a late goal to Fulham in what ended in a 1-1 draw.
After leading most of the game, Spurs conceded a 74th-minute goal to Ivan Cavaleiro before seeing a goal of their own recall for offside.
Mourinho admitted after the game that Spurs lack the killer instinct to finish a game and bet too hard to play football without mistakes.
“Once again, we are conceding a goal which is completely preventable,” Mourinho said. Amazon Prime. “I have to admit they played more in the second half. They lost and tried but Hugo Lloris didn’t make a save but we didn’t kill the game. Again we lose the man in the corner.
“We have a lot of chances to kill games. In other cases, especially away, we win but we don’t have the ambition to reach the goal and kill the game.
“There are things that are individual. There are things that are individual qualities and individual mistakes. I can’t say much more.”
As a result, Spurs, chosen by many to claim the title, are currently sixth, six points behind the league leaders. Manchester United.
“We have to kill a game and we didn’t – but you have to keep a clean sheet, not to make mistakes, so that was a very avoidable goal. The markers are there, there wasn’t even no advantage in terms of numbers., “he said BBC Sport.
“They were smart enough to understand the way they played, they change, they get more defensive and they get results. I thought they were a little lucky but they were good. We have bad results and we should – and we. could have – avoided these results. “
Despite recent struggles to close matches, Mourinho says Spurs are unlikely to dive too hard in the transfer market.
When asked if he expects a busy January, Mourinho replied: “No, I don’t expect it.”
Spurs are expected to visit Sheffield United on Sunday in their next Premier League game before facing Wycombe in the FA Cup January 23.