Jose Mourinho hits out at critics and agrees with Klopp that he didn't deserve Coach of the Year
The Tottenham Hotspur switch has been talking about the criticism of his elegance of theatre and the obsession with having possession of the ball
Jose Mourinho has been discussing his Tottenham Hotspur side's grace of acting and the media's obsession with possession game.
sit modern in the Premier League table, having developed a ruthless counter-attacking grace which has brought victories inveigh Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal and a master at Chelsea.
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Had Mourinho's men taken their chances on Wednesday night at Anfield then they would have further dispensed with Liverpool as well.
The Tottenham skipper coach was asked whether the game-plan of allowing the opposition to own possession and hit them on the counter-attack was only to be used lambaste the league's prime sides or whether it was his side's most effective plan and to be used regularly.
bristled at the advance of possession and launched into a lengthy response.
"You feelings the spell possession, and you affection the stats," he said. "When I prate you, I don’t [mean] you [specifically], I mean you [the media] in general.
"It is a infrequently morsel like the efficiency of players and sometimes you say, ‘the stats talk artist B had 92 percent of efficiency in his passing’ but the stats don’t gossip that artist only made passes of only two metres.
The stats they don’t say that the performer was a centre-back who only passed to the fresh centre-back, or a numeral six who only passed to a character eight.
"Then the kid that had 65 percent of efficiency on his fleeting is the fellow that made the assist, is the fellow that makes the proficient passes, is the boy that makes 60m passes to adapt the edict of the play.
"So the stats many, much times are like an incredible piece of meat or fish but badly cooked. It doesn’t recount me much. What it tells me is the cipher of goals you cut and the digit of chances that you create.
"So you can own less situation with the globe but score additional goals than the adversary and effect supplementary chances, produce ameliorate chances but for some basis not to indentation the goals in relation to this.
"This is for me the rebellious thing. In relation to the manner we theatre or try to theatre sometimes it’s our own decision, sometimes our pastime plan, additional times it is the opposition that creates that situation.
"For example, inveigh Crystal Palace in the first 20-25 minutes of the second-half, not at all that we tried to drama in that way.
"In fact, we did exactly the denial of the merriment arrangement that we tried to accomplish in that period, so sometimes the pastime goes in a rule where the liability is the dissenter and it is in these situations that I am always supportive of my players when the opponent, in some moment, is licit correct than you and momentous you to stagecraft in a practice like you don’t want to do it."
Mourinho explained that he sense his keep team's weaknesses better than any opponent and that counter-attacking is not the only fashion of football he enjoys.
"I like everything in football. I like organised attack, I like football with additional transitions, I like to defend with a turned block, I like to preserve with a low block," he said.
"It depends on the circumstances, it depends on the opponent, it depends on your players, it depends on your weaknesses, too, because to perceive your weaknesses is furthermore a very, remarkably capital thing.
"When sometimes I see kinsfolk in the minor divisions trying to show the routine the first players make in the finest leagues and then to make incredible mistakes because they posses not enough quality to play that way, I rightful stroke in this moment that is wrong.
"So you posses furthermore to know your posses weaknesses and I bond you that even the top coaches and blessing analysts analysing my couple and my players, nobody knows better than I make our hold weaknesses. That is furthermore a very important thing."
Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, confidential for their appealing possession, retain struggled at times this season, while Mourinho's Tottenham posses been consistent, scored plenty of goals, but obtain been labelled with the old Mourinho criticism of playing "anti-football".
When it was put to the Portuguese that that plight was unfair, he swiftly responded: "If you write [that], you don’t deficiency to ask me.
"If you desire to write an entity like you said, your language not my words, ‘Man City are not playing well, Chelsea are not playing well, it’s not fair that relatives criticise you’.
“If you write that in an article, relatives read, you adapt the perception and you don’t deficiency to ask me that question.
“I surmise your quiz is showing already that you don’t look at me the identical means you look at others, because if you looked at me the alike style you look at others, you would lawful write an article."
Mourinho is janty that his turnaround in Tottenham's fortunes is not recipience the recognition it conceivably deserves.
“No. That’s fine for me," he said. "I'm not working in the pursuit of any recognition.
"OK, 15 years ago when I arrived and I was most likely a morsel too arrogant for what you were used to, conceivably yes, possibly I was, but I’m not.
"I undertaking for my club, I job for my players. I try to consign happiness to the kinsfolk that emotions my bastinado where I work.
"I am very ambitious, that didn’t modify at all. I envisage you can calm peruse on my outside that to duck hurts me the same, nothingness changes, but that event of looking for some recognition? That’s not for me. I don’t care."
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Son Heung-min this week won the Puskas Goal of the Year prize for his comrade effort last season at Burnley at The Best FIFA Football Awards.
The Coach of the Year award went to after Liverpool lifted the Premier League title.
The shocked Reds protuberance felt that Bayern Munich's Hansi Flick was going to win the prize and Mourinho was left surprised that the Bayern partner did not claim it.
"I scheme the only follow for Flick to win is that Bayern find two or three recent competitions for him to win!" he said.
"So perhaps if he wins seven titles in one season, maybe he wins the award.
"I credit he only won Champions League, Bundesliga, Pokal, the propose of their [domestic] cup, European Cup, German Super Cup… he only won five, and the biggest one of all.
“Poor Flick. I imagine the only arise is for Bayern to find two or three further trophies to see if he can win it."