Jose Mourinho has no interest in exterior scrutiny after 3 consecutive Tottenham defeats, insisting he puts sufficient drive on himself.
Spurs host suffering West Brom on Sunday however head into the weekend 8th within the Premier League, 14 issues off most sensible, after shedding to Liverpool, Brighton and Hove Albion and Chelsea consecutively.
That depressing run has made Mourinho the primary Tottenham boss since Andre Villas-Boas in November 2012 to endure 3 defeats in a row within the league.
Certainly, the reverses towards Liverpool and Chelsea represented the primary time in 327 house league fits in Mourinho’s managerial profession he has misplaced back-to-back video games.
Talking forward of the West Brom recreation, the place Spurs will intention to dance again at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Mourinho presented a spiky reaction when requested about expanding drive, regarding the membership’s watch for a league identify that stretches again to 1961 and a complete trophy drought of greater than 12 years.
“I put drive on myself each day,” he mentioned. “I don’t want others to place drive on me, I put drive on myself each day.
“Since 2012 with out 3 defeats in a row, proper? How lengthy since a identify? Perhaps I will give one.”
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Mourinho added his focal point stays at the brief time period and once more getting the simpler of Sam Allardyce, the West Brom boss towards whom he hasn’t ever misplaced in 12 Premier League conferences.
Even with West Brom 10 issues shy of protection after shedding to backside facet Sheffield United, Mourinho is conscious about the danger they pose.
The Baggies have held Manchester Town and Liverpool clear of house this time period and beat Mourinho’s Manchester United at Outdated Trafford right through their earlier relegation marketing campaign in 2017-18.
“A very powerful factor now’s West Brom,” Mourinho mentioned. “I don’t even wish to take into consideration [subsequent fixtures against] Everton or Town.
“After Town, we pass to Austria within the Europa League, which is a large festival for us that we have got just right expectancies in.
“However I don’t even wish to take into consideration that, I wish to take into consideration West Brom. That’s a large recreation. Now and again giant video games are simply towards the highest six or the London derbies or no matter it’s, different occasions giant video games are video games like this.
“It’s a large recreation for West Brom as a result of they want a victory, they want issues to live to tell the tale, to get out of the place they’re.
“It’s a large recreation for us as a result of we want to go away the location the place we’re, which isn’t a dramatic place like theirs however is an excessively unhealthy place for us, so we want to go away it.
“We want to ruin the dynamic of 3 defeats such as you noticed, so it’s a vital fit for us.
“However the fact is till the tip of the month we’ve nice motivations in entrance folks. The Europa League is one thing that for the reason that starting we put so much on.
“I will not put out of your mind that we needed to play many video games to qualify for the crowd level, video games with two days in between, travelling round Europe to play.
“The staff desires and the staff is looking forward to that, perhaps the squad wishes that, however let’s focal point on West Brom as a result of it’s the subsequent fit and, after 3 defeats, we need to win towards West Brom; we can not even assume a special factor.”