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Mourinho bemoans Spurs mentality after Premier League loss to Sheffield United.

  • Tottenham boss Mourinho disappointed with Tottenham display at Bramall Lane.

  • Kane had a goal ruled out when Sheffield United were leading in the first half by VAR.

Jose Mourinho bemoans his side’s display against Sheffield United [BBC Sport Screen Shot]
Jose Mourinho bemoans his side’s display against Sheffield United [BBC Sport Screen Shot]

Mourinho wants his Spurs side to toughen up mentally.

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes his side were "not mentally strong enough" in their 3-1 Premier League defeat to Sheffield United.

The Lilywhites were beaten at Bramall Lane on Thursday evening as their inconsistent displays this season rumbled on.

Harry Kane’s first goal of the match was cancelled - when Chris Wilder’s side were leading 1-0 - following a VAR check that showed Lucas Moura’s hand touching the ball during the build up to the goal.

However, the Englishman scored a consolation goal after the Blades had already put three goals past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Sander Berge, Lys Mousset, and Oliver McBurnie were all on target for the homeside on the day and after the match, Mourinho bemoaned Spurs’ mentality especially in the second half.

"I think that moment is game over," says Mourinho. "I think in the second half my players were not mentally strong enough to cope with that disappointment and they have to be.

"I am not just going to say that goal is the cause of everything. It would be very easy for me to do that but I don't want to go in that direction. I have to say that mentally we were not strong enough.

"In the second half we tried but we didn't try with that conviction, that belief that we would change the game and we still had 45 minutes to change the game."

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