Jose is jealous of Pep’s ‘c****’, Daniel Levy is very David Brent, Hugo Lloris is a better captain than Harry Kane and Chelsea missed out on Japhet Tanganga – SEVEN THINGS WE LEARNED FROM EPISODES 4-6 OF TOTTENHAM’S AMAZON SERIES
- Episodes four to six of Amazon’s All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur released
- The three episodes cover the period from December up until late February
- Jose Mourinho wants team he inherited from Mauricio Pochettino to be nastier
- Chairman Daniel Levy is the most awkward on camera out of all players and staff
Episodes four to six of Amazon Prime’s All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur are released this weekend as Spurs’ 2019-20 season moves into the festive period and New Year.
Having been appointed manager in November, we see star of the show Jose Mourinho settle in the role, though his honeymoon period comes to an end with a winless run over the festive period while Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose angle for moves, with the latter’s explosive meeting with the boss the undoubted highlight.
There are also injuries for key men Harry Kane and Son Heung-min to contend with, while the 2-0 home win over Manchester City is celebrated.
Here, Sportsmail runs you through five things we learned from episodes four to six of All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur.
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JOSE IS JEALOUS OF PEP’S ‘C****’
A recurring theme throughout All or Nothing so far has been Mourinho’s attempts to make his Spurs team nastier. He puts this into practice in episode five when he points out, with admiration, how Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City players surrounded the referee to try and pressure him into awarding them a penalty. ‘This is the difference between a team of f****** c**** and a team of good guys,’ Jose tells his players. ‘But the story of football is that teams of good guys, they never win. So f****** hell, be a team of c****.’ He then highlights which City are players are on yellow cards – encouraging his team to try and get them sent off. In the second half, City left back Oleksandr Zinchenko is given a second yellow and Spurs win 2-0.
DANIEL LEVY IS VERY DAVID BRENT
Daniel Levy has never sought the limelight in his 19 years as Spurs chairman and rarely gives interviews. In this series, it has been easy to see why. Of all the dozens of players and staff who appear on camera, Levy is the most awkward. He always seems to be aware of the camera’s presence – which could lead some cynics to argue his every appearance is stage-managed. The only difference between Levy’s performances in his meetings and Ricky Gervais’ David Brent is a look directly into the camera and a smile.
Jose Mourinho asked him team to be more like Pep Guardiola’s ‘f****** c****’
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy comes across awkwardly in the documentary
TANGUY NDOMBELE IS BEING AIRBRUSHED OUT
The most notable absentee from the docuseries so far has been Spurs’ £54million record signing Tanguy Ndombele. Admittedly, his fellow big name arrival from last year Giovani Lo Celso has also not featured, but the fact Ndombele’s refusal to play against Brighton on Boxing Day was not included at all was very odd, especially when Spurs happy to show Mourinho’s explosive meeting with Danny Rose.
Spurs’ record signing Tanguy Ndombele is yet to make a real appearance in the documentary
CHELSEA MISSED OUT ON JAPHET TANGANGA
Japhet Tanganga is a major focus in episode four, with an injury crisis thrusting the Hackney-born defender into Mourinho’s first-team in January. He takes to the challenge like a duck to water and speaks passionately about his career to date, revealing that London rivals Chelsea scouted him before Spurs, but did not snap him up.
HUGO LLORIS IS A BETTER CAPTAIN THAN HARRY KANE
From the outside looking in, it is perhaps as a surprise that England captain Harry Kane is not the skipper of his club, where he is undoubtedly the star player. However, footage from All or Nothing so far has revealed what an impressive leader Hugo Lloris is, while Mourinho and others admit that Kane is more a leader by example than with words, as evidenced by his somewhat uninspiring team-talks shown by Amazon so far. In contrast, Lloris speaks brilliantly at half-time in the FA Cup win over Southampton, and it is clear that his team-mates hang on his every word.
Hugo Lloris gave a passionate team-talk against Southampton in the FA Cup
MOURINHO IS STILL TOUGH ON MEDICAL STAFF
Mourinho’s second downfall at Chelsea infamously began with him berating team doctor Eva Carneiro for treating Eden Hazard on the pitch when he wanted to waste time, and his prickliness towards medical staff has certainly not abated. Spurs’ medical chief Geoff Scott and his team clearly know what they are doing, but Mourinho’s encounters with them leave you squirming in your seat as he demands that players return quickly from injury.
KANE MAY WANT A NEW CHALLENGE SOON
Kane has increasingly flirted with the idea of leaving Tottenham in the last year and his response to Christian Eriksen’s departure seemed poignant. ‘He wanted a new challenge, you can’t blame someone for wanting to try something new,’ the England captain said. If Spurs struggle to challenge this season, he could find himself saying those very words to Mourinho before too long.
Kane (left) has hinted at starting a new challenge following Eriksen’s (right) departure
All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur is now available on Amazon Prime Video
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