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Jose Mourinho accused of ‘brainwashing’ Tottenham players into sticking to defensive mindset

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Jose Mourinho not happy with his players after Wolves draw

Jose Mourinho accused of ‘brainwashing’ Tottenham stars into a defensive mindset

Speaking on talkSPORT, as reported by the Express, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara has accused Jose Mourinho of brainwashing his players into sticking to a defensive style of play this season.

Tottenham failed to end their winless streak in the Premier League as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Wolves at the Molineux.

Having taken a very early lead through Tanguy Ndombele, Jose Mourinho’s men failed to seize the initiative and allowed Wolves to build pressure, which eventually paid off for the hosts as Romain Saiss headed in a late equaliser.

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Mourinho’s tactics being called into question

The result meant Tottenham are now four games without a win in the league, having dropped points from similar occasions against the likes of Crystal Palace and Liverpool as well.

And the methods of Mourinho are now being questioned by pundits, with O’Hara the latest to join the bandwagon. However, the ex-Tottenham man does insist that there is enough quality in the team to win games.

“At the end of the day, Spurs haven’t won a trophy. And they’ve brought Mourinho in and changed the mentality of how they want to play and how they do things.

“He’s brainwashed the players into thinking ‘this is the way we are going to do things and we are going to get results playing this way’. It hasn’t quite worked out in the last couple of weeks and they’ve dropped away. But they still have enough quality in the team to win games.”

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Tottenham are now without a win in four PL games

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With results not going their way, questions are bound to be raised over Tottenham’s approach. Defending a one-goal lead in the Premier League is never easy. And Spurs must develop the art of killing games off if they are to be close to leaders Liverpool.

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