According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is facing growing unrest from the players who are dismayed by his old-school tactics and uninspiring training sessions.
The Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino two months ago, and has since led Spurs to six victories, three draws and five defeats across all competitions.
Tottenham are currently nine points behind fourth-placed Chelsea ahead of tonight’s game against Norwich City at home, and anything apart from a victory will deal a massive blow on their chances of playing Champions League football next term.
Mourinho and Danny Rose were reportedly involved in a bust-up on Sunday after the left-back was left out of the squad that played Watford, while The Sun claims that the dressing room fears Tanguy Ndombele’s mindset has been damaged after the Portuguese publicly criticized his readiness to play and fitness.
Spurs players are said to regard training sessions as being like ‘lower-league’ sessions, with too much emphasis laid on long balls, flick-ons and throw-ins.
Many Tottenham fans and former star Graham Roberts are refusing to believe the reports, though, and here is how they have reacted on Twitter:
What a lot of rubbish
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) January 22, 2020
Training can be boring I guess. Especially if defensive drills are needed with lots of repetition. Called ‘hard work’. Suspect Liverpool do it a lot.
— Adam McCulloch (@mccullocha) January 22, 2020
The Sun btw
— PepeJAM (@ThatOneJuicer) January 22, 2020
— Adam Smith (@Smithmyster) January 22, 2020
‘Old-School tactics’ of winning everything and being successful’ What a load of rubbish!
— Steven Nosworthy (@stevennosworthy) January 22, 2020
— Mark Murphy (@footballmurph) January 22, 2020
Oh it’s in “The Sun” it must be true….. don’t believe a word of this rubbish
— Paul Henry (@NenaghTipp0) January 22, 2020
Who writes this crap?
— Buckothelesser (@Buckothelesser) January 22, 2020
Its the sun mate not exactly reliable and apparently the Rose x Mou situation is bollocks anyway
— Warry (@WoahWoahSissoko) January 22, 2020