Tottenham Hotspur fans went through a roller coaster of emotions in their last Premier League game. Spurs dominated the first half against West Ham on Sunday and deservedly led 3-0. A win looked inevitable, even in the 81st minute, yet they capitulated.
Jose Mourinho’s side conceded three goals in the last 12 minutes to throw away a game they should have won comfortably. Spurs were ridiculed by rival supporters for their performance in the final few minutes.
Their display was labelled as “Spursy” – a term used by rival fans to describe Tottenham when they throw away games.
When asked about the Spursy tag, Mourinho dismissed it immediately.
He told BBC Sport: “We can play 50 more matches and it’s not going to happen again.
“I don’t want to be sticking on this. No stories about Spursy and this kind of thing. We just need to defend better from set-pieces. We are a team in evolution.
“I believe nobody played better than us with the ball, which is a big evolution from last season.
“We are a very exciting team to watch – and that’s the DNA we want to have. Is that enough to win football matches? No. Of course we need to play for a result and we have to learn how to do it.”
Tottenham have looked incredible in attack in their last two Premier League games. They put six past Manchester United at Old Trafford before scoring three in the first half against the Hammers.
However, their defence remains a concern. Conceding three goals in the space of 12 minutes is unheard of from a Mourinho team and the Spurs boss will hope it was a one-off.
Tottenham will look to get back to winning ways on Thursday when they begin their Europa League campaign by hosting Austrian side LASK.
Mourinho’s record at home this season isn’t great – but a win tomorrow should set things straight.