Goalkeeper Lloris and forward Kid needed to be held apart by group mates quickly after Everton’s Richarlison had gone close to an equaliser, with Lloris clearly upset at Child for not tracking back in the accumulation to the possibility.

Mourinho stated his players were fired up by his criticism of their limp efficiency in Thursday’s 3-1 defeat by Sheffield United and said the incident showed they were demanding more of each other.

” It’s stunning,” the Portuguese included. “If you wish to blame someone for that, it’s me, since I was crucial of my kids, because they are not critical enough with themselves, with each other.

” It’s something extremely essential for the group to grow and for that you require to demand from each other and be strong personalities.

” A team of good boys, the only thing they can win is the Fair Play Cup, which is something that I never won and I am not thinking about.”

The triumph was Mourinho’s 200th in the Premier League and moved Spurs approximately eighth.

( Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford )