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Jose Mourinho admits Tottenham were mentally weak against West Ham

Jose Mourinho accused his players of being weak after Tottenham threw away a three goal lead in one of the all-time great Premier League comebacks.

West Ham substitute Manuel Lanzini scored a 94th minute equaliser after the visitors fought back from 3-0 down with just seven minutes of normal time remaining.

Shell-shocked Spurs boss Mourinho said: “It was exactly when we were in control that we conceded the first and their belief went up. My guys were not strong enough to cope with it psychologically. The last few seconds we lost two points.

“Football. Of course I have to analyse the second half and have to do it internally, but for you I prefer to say football happened, and praise West Ham’s belief.

“It is not easy to be losing 3-0 and be dominated, to keep the belief. I knew they are a different team to last season, but to lose an advantage of three goals is a big punishment and eventually deserved.

A frustrated Jose Mourinho gesticulates during Tottenham’s 3-3 draw with West Ham

“We should be stronger. In the second half they risked quite a lot, pressing up and gave us more space. We should get an occasion to win the game.

“I don’t know if it was us inviting them or with them with the extra motivation of getting in the game. I cant identify us or them, maybe both.”

Tottenham striker Heung-Min Son said: “The lads are devastated for the result, we think we deserved three points and played really well until the last 10 minutes. It’s a shock.”

A stoppage-time wonder-goal from Manuel Lanzini rescued a point for West Ham

Jubilant West Ham boss David Moyes said: “It is one of these moments you don’t often get in football. At one point you’re saying how bad can this get. As a manager at times it is hard to use the word proud, but tonight was a really proud moment to be manager of the team.

“It is a big result. Hopefully the supporters will have enjoyed it. I have just seen my celebration… David Pleat moment came to mind. I know someone else who has run and slid down the touchline, so I wasn’t going to copy that.”




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