Danny Murphy told talkSPORT that he finds Jose Mourinho’s comments about Tottenham Hotspur as ‘a bit bizarre’.
After Tottenham’s defeat in Sunday’s London derby, Mourinho told Sky Sports that it’s ‘very difficult’ for them to get back into the top-four places.
Added with that, he also claimed that ‘no coach’ in the world can resolve their current issues.
Well, its comments that haven’t sat well with former England midfielder Murphy, who thinks Tottenham’s current situation is ‘his fault’.
“I thought his comments were a bit bizarre in the sense that if you are sitting behind Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool or Man United,” said Murphy.
“And you are talking about a lack of quality or strength in depth. He’s making cryptic comments about the inability to bring more players in and stuff. I would understand.
“When you are looking at where they are in the table compared to other squads above them, that’s his fault. His fault in terms of how he has coached them and motivated them.
“Yes, they have played more games than anybody else this season. I get that. But then his rotation hasn’t been right or the way he’s dealt with the training or recovery. There are a lot of factors to this.”
Mourinho was always going to be a ticking time bomb at Tottenham and those in North London will be hoping he delivers a trophy before he leaves.
If he’s still Spurs coach this time next season then it will be a bit of a surprise given that near-on everyone is up in arms about his methods, style of play, how he handles players etc.. when they are both winning and losing.
But their forthcoming Europa League game and their League Cup final against Manchester City is very crucial now.