Tottenham's defense leaves Mourinho sympathizing with his strikers.
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur the defense leak is gone Jose Mourinho admitting that he feels frustrated on behalf of the strikers of the club. The Spurs offer for a place in the top four in the Premier league It has been hampered by several poor screens in the back since Mourinho took over the North London team in October.
However, scoring goals has not been a problem with the likes of Harry Kane of England and the South Korean star Son Heung-min in good shape.
However, the Spurs remain five points out of the top four in their New Year clash with Southampton.
The problem is the way we concede the goals and the way we play, Mourinho said Tuesday. But we have to improve. We concede too many goals and it is very frustrating.
The Portuguese added: If I were one of my attacking players, I would be very frustrated that we can't stop him behind.
However, the former Chelsea and Manchester United coach insisted he had no intention of getting out of the Spurs' defensive problems in the next transfer window.
In January we have a little more time to work and with work we will try to improve, he said.
Tottenham faces a difficult journey to a revitalized Southampton, but at least they have managed to cure their travel illness, since they have not won on the road since January before their arrival.
Four games away, we won two, drew one and lost one, he said. Is that better than before? Yes, it's perfect? Do not.
Therefore, it is frustrating, but it is also a great feeling to know that the team never gives up, it is also a great feeling to know that even in the most difficult circumstances we go and go and go.
I want to praise that fantastic spirit.
The Spurs will not have left-back Danny Rose, who could remain on the sidelines for at least two more weeks with a muscle injury, but both Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko are available after the suspension.
Mourinho, asked how long Rose would remain out of action, replied: I don't know. I guess, but maybe I'm wrong, a couple of weeks.
But honestly, I can't tell you. We have Winks and Sissoko back from the suspension and I don't think we can recover anyone from the injuries, he added.