Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has slammed Gareth Bale and Tanguy Ndombele for his or her performances throughout Spurs’ Premier League derby 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
Mourinho stated Bale and Ndombele lacked ‘depth’ in the course of the encounter in opposition to the Gunners on the Emirates Stadium.
Recall that the Portuguese gaffer eliminated Bale simply earlier than the hour mark and Ndombele 5 minutes later.
Each gamers have been changed with Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli respectively as a objective from Martin Odegaard and a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette gave Mikel Arteta’s males Gunners all three factors in opposition to the guests.
Erik Lamela’s first-half objective was not sufficient to present Tottenham a degree in opposition to the host.
“Depth. Gareth and Tanguy. We’d like extra Depth in that sport,” Mourinho advised reporters at a post-match press convention when requested why he made adjustments after 60 minutes.
“We have to press extra, we have to get extra depth, and we must be intense within the sport.
“We wanted Sissoko initially to present us that Depth in midfield that, for me, was not bringing.
“Then Dele was a participant that, after all, has a need to play. Within the final match, he didn’t full 90 minutes. He was recent to come back, he has a very good understanding of Harry.
“I noticed that Lamela and Lucas from the aspect would give us extra depth that we didn’t have.”
Tottenham’s subsequent sport is in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb within the Europa League spherical of 16 second-leg tie on Thursday.