Jose Mourinho blasts Tottenham’s Everton ‘errors’ as he discusses Bale choice
Jose Mourinho was fuming with his Tottenham side’s ‘unbelievable’ errors during their pulsating FA Cup defeat to Everton.
And the Spurs boss was inflamed by questions about Gareth Bale’s absence after the out-of-form forward was left out from the squad for the Goodison Park clash.
Tottenham crashed out of the FA Cup after Bernard benefited from careless protecting to score a late, late winner in a 5-4 triumph for Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.
Later on Mourinho said his side had actually revealed “great character” to two times carry themselves level after going 2 objectives behind in the first half.
However he was dissatisfied with his side’s defending, saying: “Attacking football only wins matches when you do not make more mistakes than you create.”
” When you score four goals, you need to win,” he told BBC Sport. “The way we played, we should win conveniently. Assaulting football and protective errors.
” The players offered everything. I have to confess for a few of them it was not simple since you play so well and one, 2, three mistakes and you’re losing 3-1.
” Okay, I take positives. Remarkable to watch.”
Mourinho’s side had taken an early lead through Davinson Sanchez, however Everton took control with three objectives in 8 minutes from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty.
Erik Lamela pulled one back on the stroke of half-time before Sanchez scored once again to restore parity.
Harry Kane came off the bench to score another equaliser after Richarlison had actually fired Everton back in front. But Bernard settled the incorporate the seventh minute of injury time.
Mourinho stated: “We developed, we had terrific movement, we scored objectives, developed opportunities. Showed terrific character to eliminate versus extraordinary mistakes.
” However attacking football only wins matches when you don’t make more errors than you produce. We scored 4 goals and it was insufficient.
” It hurts everyone. The feeling is we played really well with the ball, we were brave, we were the very best group at 1-0 and in 5 minutes it was mistake, error, error, objective, objective, goal.
” We resisted again but had more errors. It was the mouse and the feline. The mouse was our errors and the cat was us trying to compensate for that.”
The Tottenham boss was asked after the game about Gareth Bale’s absence from the team, and said: “Well I believe it’s much better for me to state. So we bet West Bromwich on the Sunday and he didn’t play.
” On Monday I was a little bit surprised by him wishing to have a scan because he was not comfy with some muscular area.
” So he didn’t train on Monday and after that on Tuesday he trained with the group however I was notified that his desire would be to work with the sports science for a couple of days to enhance that area where he’s not feeling comfortable. That’s the reason that he’s not here.”
Mourinho was asked if Bale’s problem was an injury that would keep him out of Tottenham’s journey to face Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
” I do not think it is an apparent clear injury,” the supervisor said.
” I would says he feels uneasy and because of that the training session he could not be one hundred percent, but I do not believe we can discuss an injury.”
Mourinho was asked whether he would desire Bale to play in spite of his pain, and seemed upset by the line of questioning.
” Sorry, this is Everton match press conference and Gareth was not here, and the only thing I can state about Gareth was the concern that I was asked and I desired to make it really clear the scenario which I’m being totally open and sincere about.”