Jose Mourinho has said his Tottenham side did not deserve the 3-1 home loss suffered at the hands of Manchester United on Sunday evening.
The London club had a good start to the game, taking a 40th-minute thanks to Son Heung-min, but United turned the match on its head with a scintillating second-half performance and won it through Fred, Edinson Cavani, and Mason Greenwood goals.
Speaking after the match, Mourinho was furious over a number of decisions, suggesting Paul Pogba should have seen red for his foul in the first half.
“We lost against a very good team, but i don’t think we deserved it, of course, they had a strong reaction in the second half, but at 1-1 we had big chances to do the 2-1, after the 2-1, we had a huge chance, but it was inside, it hit the post,”
“So, we were always in the game until the last second, until they scored that goal, which I believe we don’t deserve,”
“My opinion was we didn’t deserve this result at all. We were unlucky because maybe Pogba should get a red card for an elbow on Serge Aurier.”
Mourinho further said he was impressed with his players’ attitude despite the loss, his 10th of the season.
“The most important thing for me, which is the attitude, I saw players committed, giving everything, and then the other side of the game, I did not feel comfortable to comment, because media always reacts in a negative way when we give deeper explanations,”
Spurs’ loss means they remain seventh on the standings on 49 points, six points off fourth-placed West Ham, who hold the last Champions League qualification spot.