Prickly Jose Mourinho insists his methods are ‘second to nobody in the world’ as he bites back at claims his Tottenham side are in crisis… with defeat to West Ham leaving them NINE points off the top four
- Jose Mourinho has defended his tactics after Spurs’ 2-1 defeat against West Ham
- Mourinho said his ‘coaching staff methods are second to nobody in the world’
- He even claimed it is mathematically possible for Tottenham to make top four
Jose Mourinho defiantly claimed he remains once the best managers in the world amid mounting pressure on his position at Tottenham.
The Portuguese provided a passionate defence of his coaching methods as they slumped to a fifth Premier League defeats in six games – one of the worst runs of his managerial career – against West Ham.
As revealed by Sportsmail last week, Mourinho’s future is under increasing scrutiny as the club’s season gradually implodes.
Jose Mourinho has defended his tactics after Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham United
But when asked whether he was starting to question his own methods, Mourinho provided an emphatic response, saying: ‘Not at all. Zero.
‘Sometimes the results are a consequence of multi-situations. And my coaching methods are second to nobody in the world.’
The result leaves Spurs nine points adrift of the Hammers, who occupy the final top-four spot, and Mourinho added: ‘It’s mathematically possible. When it is mathematically possible it is still realistic. Very hard yes but mathematically possible.
‘The team have problems but I believe you need to have a light that makes it possible to win matches.
‘And when that light comes back – that means when you hit the post ball goes inside the net rather than outside – we can win a couple of matches in a row.
Tottenham have now lost five out of their previous six games and sit in eighth position
However, Mourinho has said his ‘coaching staff methods are second to nobody in the world’
‘The situation can change and we can still fight for top four. The gap is nine points now but in football it is still very possible.
‘And in the Europa League we are still alive and is a window of opportunity for us. Maybe we can also get to the Champions League through that.’
West Ham’s derby win was David Moyes’ first over Mourinho in 16 attempts.
And the Scot said: ‘I was obviously aware of it because of how much it is mentioned – but the truth is it wasn’t the most important thing to me.
‘The most important thing to me was defeating Tottenham Hotspur because they have a great squad.
Mourinho also rejected claims that Tottenham are currently going through a ‘crisis’
The manager stated it is mathematically possible for his Tottenham side to make top four
‘There is always a first for everything and Jose Mourinho has had great teams wherever. He is up there with elite managers but sometimes football can get you results like it did today.
‘A great win for us but let’s not get carried away totally, we still have some things to do but simple things like hunger and the desire to succeed can cover other things as well.
‘We have only done half a job. If we continue this way we will be close (to qualifying for Europe). I don’t want to be negative in any way.
‘We are enjoying it but are also not going to be daft. We will keep calm about and hopefully keep pushing the teams at the top.’
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