Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho tipped to win title despite last-gasp Liverpool defeat
Tottenham: Mourinho insists side had attacking intent
Tottenham still have the ability to win the Premier League title despite their defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday night. Spurs were beaten 2-1 by the reigning champions after a late Roberto Firmino goal at Anfield.
Tottenham’s Premier League title challenge suffered a blow on Wednesday night.
Jose Mourinho took his side to Anfield knowing a point or win would keep them at the top of the table.
They went 1-0 down after a Mohamed Salah goal – which took a heavy deflection off Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld, before Heung-Min Son scored an equaliser just minutes later.
The South Korean raced through on goal after a through ball from Giovani Lo Celso before slotting past Alisson Becker.
Spurs had numerous chances to see off the game, with Steven Bergwijn hitting the post after going through one-on-one with the Liverpool goalkeeper.
Then, Harry Kane missed a glorious chance with a close-range header before squandering another one-on-one opportunity.
Mourinho was clearly upset at his side’s inability to take the lead and kill the game before they were ultimately punished late on.
In the dying moments of the game Liverpool won a corner which Andy Robertson whipped into the box perfectly for Firmino to nod in with a powerful header.
There was no more time for Spurs to find any answer, leaving them three points behind the Reds in the table.
But Belgium manager Roberto Martinez still believes Spurs have the ability to win the title, and have the right mentality to do so.
He explained on Amazon Prime that Spurs will have to find the resilience and mentality to win trophies even if they’re not going to dominate games.
“There’s a big difference between playing well and winning games and winning titles and winning trophies,” Martinez said.
“To win trophies you’ve got to sometimes be the worst side, but find the resilience and mentality.
“We saw that at stages today. If you are going to lose a game, lose it in the way Spurs lost today.
“Moments in the first half they were outplayed, Liverpool are unbeaten in 66 games here.
“You cannot stop them at everything.”
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