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Mourinho speaks on Kane, Bale after West Ham 3-3 draw



Jose Mourinho spoke to the press following Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-3 draw with West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon

Spurs flew out of the blocks against their London rivals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and were 3-0 up within 16 minutes.

Harry Kane sent Son Heung-min away to curl home the hosts’ first. Then Kane himself showed quick feet before firing home low into the Hammer’s goal.

The third arrived courtesy of a delightful cross from Sergio Reguilon which Kane nodded home at the back post.

Gareth Bale made his second Spurs debut in the 72nd minute, coming off the bench for Steven Bergwijn.

West Ham hit two back through Fabian Balbuena and a Davinson Sanchez own goal in the second half.

Then in stoppage time they found a late, late equaliser with a rocket from Manuel Lanzini.

According to Jose;

“I think you can imagine how frustrated I am and how frustrated the players are. That’s football. Unfortunately it’s football in a negative way for us and a good way for them. It’s easier to praise them rather than criticise us. It’s better for me to speak to my players. They had incredible belief but before their first goal they didn’t have that belief. We were not good enough or strong enough to cope with that last 10 minutes.”

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“The game was intense and we didn’t control it before the end. I don’ t think we believed that could happen and we were punished.”

Mourinho on the defence
“Complacency I don’t think so. Davinson was playing a positive game and scored an own goal which is football, but I don’t think I can find that [complacency].”

“To look to our goals, the goals we conceded it was only Danny Ings, before that it was penalties against Newcastle United and Manchester United.”

Mourinho on the Bale change
“I don’t think so [his arrival took the players’ eye off the ball]. The decision not to start him was a good one. It showed he doesn’t have a beautiful chair waiting for him in the team and it’s there for him when he’s ready. Everybody has to fight. He’s come into the group well, everybody likes him and he likes what he’s found here. It’s a pity he couldn’t score that fourth goal that would have been crucial.”

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