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Jose Mourinho refuses to blame poor Tottenham star for Leicester City defeat

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Jose Mourinho refuses to blame Serge Aurier for Leicester defeat

As reported by the Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has defended Serge Aurier after he gave away a penalty against Leicester City on Sunday.

Tottenham suffered their second defeat in a row as Leicester City beat Mourinho & co. 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, courtesy a Jamie Vardy penalty and an own goal by Toby Alderweireld.

Serge Aurier
Aurier gave away a cheap penalty against Leicester

It was Serge Aurier who gave away the penalty on the cusp of half-time, unnecessarily barging into the back of Wesley Fofana when there was absolutely no need for him to challenge the Foxes defender.

After consultation with VAR and checking the incident on the pitch-side screen, the referee awarded Leicester a penalty, which Vardy put away with consummate ease.  Speaking after the game, Mourinho has defended his right-back, refusing to blame him for the incident. (h/t Evening Standard)

“Today he made a mistake but before his mistake in minute 45 or 46 we had other players making mistakes in other areas of the pitch. I can’t blame a player for a mistake. The penalty is not a penalty ‘created’, it’s not something that comes in the sequence of something great.”

Jose Mourinho was left frustrated after Spurs lost to Liverpool in the 90th minute of the game. (GETTY Images)
Tottenham are now down to fifth in the table

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Despite what Mourinho has to say, there is no denying that it was a poor performance from Aurier as well as the rest of the team. Three games without a win have now seen us drop down to the fifth position in the table.

The focus will now turn to the Carabao Cup where we will face Stoke City in the quarter-final in midweek before another difficult assignment against Wolves awaits in the Premier League.

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