Spurs coach, Jose Mourinho agrees that his team were second best after snatching a narrow 3-2 victory vs Southampton in their fourth-round FA Cup replay.
Throughout the game, Tottenham enjoyed less possession and had fewer shots until late goals sealed the victory for the London club.
Speaking after the game, Jose admitted that his boys were outplayed but he still did his best to get the best out of the team.
He added that his priority now is to survive because the club is experiencing tough times.
His words, “My team performance was in the limits. It was in the limits for me with players available and not available. It was in the limits for them because two days ago they played such an incredible match,”
“We suffered. We played against a very good team, we played against a team that was the best team on the pitch but we deserved to win because we were in our limits. They had their best players, they had one more day rest, they were fresh.
“I think I did very well because I had to manage a team with so many difficulties. I changed from the back five to the back four in the moment when I could. Then Dele Alli became the link.
“The players [played with their] souls, and heart and gave absolutely everything. Four matches over two rounds, really hard for the boys. They deserve this happiness.”
“The priority is to survive. We have lots of difficulties,”
“I am not speaking just about Harry Kane, I am speaking about Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela – in this moment they could give us the balance. Today was a team completely unbalanced.
“Really, really hard to organise it and really, really hard to win the match.”
Southampton coach added, “In the FA Cup it is not about being the better team, it is a game of results and he [Jose Mourinho] got the result and we didn’t,”
“The last 15 minutes we didn’t defend like we had to. It doesn’t count, we had 30 minutes of the second half perfect.
“After a very busy period, we now have time to recover.”
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