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Mourinho 'very happy with the players' attitude'.

Jose Mourinho embraces Heung-Min Son. [Getty]
Jose Mourinho embraces Heung-Min Son. [Getty]

FT: Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho wasn’t happy with how his Lilywhites fell to a 3-0 loss at the hands of Manchester City but was pleased with how they performed considering some players played for two hours a few days ago at Goodison Park.

The loss leaves the north London side sitting in 9th spot in the England top flight, four points behind champions Liverpool, who are currently in fourth spot following their 3-1 loss to Leicester City earlier today.

"What do I make of the game? A fresh team against a very tired team, but a team that started the game very well,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“We controlled it, we hit the post, and going 1-0 could give us the fuel you need when you are tired.

"And then they one more of these modern penalties, I call them modern penalties, that put us in a difficult situation.

"I am very, very happy with the players' attitude. I had guys on the pitch who played two hours a couple of days ago and they gave everything. I had guys in a difficult situation on the pitch but they were brave.

"A team that is not united, not together would give up and would be punished but I saw guys like Harry Kane, Ben Davies, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg giving everything. I have nothing to say against my players, not even a couple of mistakes that are always present.

"A modern penalty is one where even if you touch with a nail it can be a penalty. It depends on the opponent. For some you touch with a nail it is a penalty, and the VAR cannot deny there is a touch with the toe or the nail or the nose. You cannot deny there is contact.

"We had nothing in our favour. But the second half was very difficult."

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