Jose Mourinho favors philosophy after beating Tottenham Arsenal by less than 35%

Jose Mourinho favors a counter-attacking philosophy after beating Tottenham Arsenal with a 35% stake … and says he is “reassured” by his experience at the top of the Spurs table.

  • Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are currently joint top of the Premier League table
  • Spurs beat Arsenal 2-0 but had less possession than their opponents
  • This is 11 times less than 35% of his team’s balls in the Premier League
  • But Mourinho insisted that what the ball did was more important to him

Jose Mourinho counter-criticized Tottenham for his style of play with table-topping, insisting the possession was for ‘philosophers’.

Captain Harry also defended Kane Spurs’ vision after a 2-0 win over rivals Arsenal on Sunday. This is the 11th time Mourinho has not won more than 35 per cent of the Premier League’s tally.

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Harry Kane also defended Spurs' style after the 2-0 North London derby win against Arsenal.

Harry Kane also defended Spurs’ style after the 2-0 North London derby win against Arsenal.

‘The story of the right to this ball is more to sports philosophers than to me. “No one has ever seen me say ‘I lost the game but I had more possession’.”

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He added: ‘We play well in counter-attacks, we get fast players. We were clinical after we were clinical …. sometimes you just have to sit back and defend. ‘

Mourinho was further asked if he was proving wrong those who now feel his best days.

Mourinho is satisfied with how his team played in the counter-attack during Sunday's win

Mourinho is satisfied with how his team played in the counter-attack during Sunday’s win

“I (Manchester United) won three titles when people said my peak was over,” he said.

‘So my top was over, I won a (EFL) Cup, a Super Cup (Community Shield) and a Europa League. At this moment my peak was cut. Imagine others who never get it. ‘

At the top, he added: ‘I’m calm, I’m happy. Obviously Tottenham Tottenham, people are not accustomed to it. But I’m used to it.

‘And perhaps this feeling of deja vu, having already survived these positions many times over, probably helps reassure the players.’

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