Jose Mourinho hits Tottenham players again on Instagram, provides Harry Kane fitness update ahead of Arsenal clash

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Jose Mourinho suggested there was a problem with the attitude of Tottenham players as they fought to a 3-3 draw at LASK in the Europa League.

It was enough to seal the qualification to the last 32 but the Spurs boss will be worried about the team’s level of performance despite goals from Gareth Bale, Heung-min Son and Dele Alli.

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Mourinho’s side have twice missed a lead against the Austrian side

LASK dominated the first half and caused problems throughout the game, with substitute goalkeeper Joe Hart being responsible for two of the goals.

Asked what he learned at Linzer Stadion, Mourinho insisted: “Nothing new really.

“The fact that the group stage of the Europa League does not motivate some players, I knew that.

“That certain players are fundamental for us and I always need on the field in all circumstances, a couple of these players to give a little balance to the team.

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“As an example, (Pierre-Emile) Hojbjerg and Sonny, without them I don’t think we would have a positive result. Nothing really that I learn. The players know and I share my feelings with them, I am normally right.

“When I saw the pre-match warm-up I had a feeling and told the players before the match that there was a huge difference in intensity, communication and enthusiasm in their warm-up and our warm-up because I was both watching. Nothing surprises me.

Mourinho took to Instagram to express his fury with the players following Spurs’ loss to Royal Antwerp earlier in the group stage.

And it’s true that the Portuguese posted on his social media after another disappointing result, but the caption was very slightly different from October’s.

He said, “Practice tomorrow, but at noon.” ”

Spurs were without Harry Kane due to an unspecified injury, but Mourinho was able to provide a positive update on the club’s top scorer ahead of Sunday’s derby with Arsenal in the Premier League.

The 57-year-old added: “I think he’s going to be in good shape. I’m not sure he’s on treatment. But I could be bluffing or trying to pretend he’s in big trouble. He doesn’t have any big problems. I think he will play.

Mourinho has not fully confirmed whether Kane will be fit for Arsenal game

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Mourinho has not fully confirmed whether Kane will be fit for Arsenal game

While Tottenham have qualified for the knockout stage, only a home win over Royal Antwerp on Thursday will put them in the lead and therefore avoid the teams that will fall into the competition from the Champions League.

Mourinho is confident whoever the opponent is, his entire squad will be motivated by the time the knockout stage kicks off in February after a similar scenario with Manchester United in 2016-17 when they won the competition.

“When we go to Antwerp, Ludogorets, Linz, to the stadium, the weather, the vacuum, of course at home it’s the same in relation to that, but this atmosphere I have a feeling, but it is not a feeling, it’s from experience, that some players think they shouldn’t be here, ”said the Spurs manager.

“But the contradiction to that, it’s players like Son and Pierre who are players who start every game, are examples of guys where no matter where, no matter the competition, they’re there and they’re in front of the team every time. times.

“I think it’s a question of attitude, which I have already experienced. Even at Manchester United I had a similar situation when we lost two away matches in the group stage and when we get to the round of 16 (stages) you get better opponents and more difficulties, the team faces matches in a different way.

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