Jose Mourinho has come in for criticism for his tactics after Tottenham’s back-to-back embarrassing defeats to Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb.
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has hit back at critics who say he picks up a cautious strategy against big names.
Spurs have endured a turbulent 2020-21 campaign under Mourinho which has seen them suffer two damaging defeats in a matter of days with a north London derby loss followed by the humiliating Europa League exit at the hands of
Mourinho's tactical approach has been questioned in the wake of those results, but the Portuguese defended his tactics.
Quizzed bySky Sports
on whether he understands fans' growing frustration at Spurs adopting a cautious approach against strong teams, Mourinho replied
: “What you are telling me makes no sense.
“The team that played against Arsenal was exactly [the same] team that played against Crystal Palace,”
he added, pointing to his side's 4-1 win earlier in March
“If we go to Arsenal and we don't play player A, B or C and we play with more defensive players, then yes, but what you are telling me makes no sense. If it is your view, I have to tell you, sorry, it makes no sense. If it is the view of others, I have to say the same. It makes no sense.”