Tottenham Hotspur secured all three points against their London rivals West Ham United yesterday.
Jamie Redknapp has shut down the talk that Jose Mourinho already showcased his tactics as Tottenham beat West Ham 3-2 on Saturday lunchtime.
During Mauricio Pochettino’s time at Spurs, the Argentine was undecided on what team to pick and what formation to go for, especially when certain players were out of contract at the end of the season.
All of that didn’t help Pochettino’s cause as Tottenham struggled and produced a number of shocking performances before they parted ways with him in dramatic fashion earlier this week.
Speaking to Sky Sports PL (23/11/19 5 pm), Redknapp made it clear that he wasn’t having any of the talk that Mourinho proved to be tactically ‘better’ than Pochettino yesterday.
“I heard people talk about tactically he was better,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “I’m sorry, I cannot have that. He’s had two days there. He hasn’t had any time to work with the players.
“It’s a great result [against West Ham]. Anyone will tell you. You get a new manager in, of course, they are going to freshen up, these are good players. They just perhaps needed a change of voice and they needed to perform.”
One thing that Mourinho did change was the personnel within the Tottenham team with one obvious and yet not surprising name starting in the middle of the park in Eric Dier.
The Englishmen hasn’t been a regular this season, but he was used by Pochettino towards the end of his tenure, as Lucas Moura also returned to the starting XI.
Whilst there was only one goal between the duo in the game at the London Stadium, the game was a little bit more comfortable for Spurs, who were 3-0 up at one stage.