Kane addresses Mourinho critics and sends clear message to Tottenham fans

Harry Kane defended Jose Mourinho’s tactics after Tottenham’s win at Sheffield United.

Tottenham may be challenging for the Premier League title right now, may be in the League Cup final and looking like real contenders for the Europa League title, but many in the media have criticised Jose Mourinho for his tactics this season.

It has been suggested that Mourinho’s pragmatic approach does not suit a Tottenham side bursting with top-quality attacking talent, as they seen to sit back after getting that first goal, but Kane insists that it is the players who should be taking full responsibility for their inconsistent form.

“Fantastic performance from everyone today – started really well, aggressive with our press and were clinical to go 2-0 up. Even in the second half, when they scored, we didn’t panic,” the England international told BBC Match of the Day.

“Tanguy [Ndombele} scored a fantastic goal and we saw the game out well, which we haven’t done in the past few weeks.

“It’s never been the manager saying that (we should sit back) it’s been us on the pitch having a mentality where we want to drop and hold on to to the win. The most important thing is us as players to go and take responsibility, and we did that today.

“Tanguy’s goal was incredible, the technique he had to flick that ball back over the keeper was truly special.

“There were a couple of chances I could have done better with, the most important thing is winning games. Anyone who can put a good spell together (is in the title race), that’s why it has been disappointing and frustrating for us dropping points from winning positions.”

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