Jose Mourinho disappointed with Tottenham's narrow loss to Everton.

Updated: Sep 14



Jose Mourinho says Spurs "were lazy" in their pressing against Everton.


Jose Mourinho bemoaned Tottenham's 'lazy pressing, bad fitness, wrong state of mind' in their narrow defeat to Everton on Sunday.


The Lilywhites were thrashed 1-0 by the Toffees at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, thanks to a towering header from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.


Spurs fought really hard to find the net and had more shots on target than Everton (5-4) but Carlo Ancelotti's boys were resilient.


While speaking to BBC Sport after the loss, the Portuguese coach said: "What happened after the goal with them having more chances is a consequence of conceding the goal and not such good fitness condition from some players.


"What happened before the goal was a good game. We had two incredible situations and two good saves from Jordan Pickford. We didn't score. The game was open.


"In the second half one goal made a difference in the result and what happened after the goal.


"Against good teams like Everton if you let them play from the back they are comfortable with very good technical players. If you don't press them you give them ammunition.


"We were lazy in our pressing. That is a consequence of bad fitness, bad pre-season. Some players didn't even have a pre-season. Some players had a wrong state of mind. I don't want to speak about it - I'm not sure about it.


"It was too easy for them to play from back to front.


"Technically it was not so easy because some players didn't have a pre-season for different reasons. We had two days with everybody. Two days before the game is not where you can work too much.


"The goal shouldn't be possible when you have six referees and VAR - to let a free-kick be taken five or six metres in front because it's a huge difference.


"I'm disappointed with my team. My message is inside [the dressing room]. I'm so happy no more Amazon because these things can stay in between us."


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