Jose Mourinho has never lacked self-belief, and although this is the worst run of form in his managerial career, with this latest defeat at bitter rivals West Ham effectively ending Tottenham’s chances of a top four finish, he was unrepentant about the job he is doing.
“Mine and my coaching staff’s methods are second to nobody in the world,” he said defiantly.
Asked if this is now a full-blown crisis, he responded: “I would not say crisis, I would say we are in a really bad run of results and losing too many matches, but there are multiple reasons.”
Spurs have lost five of their past six league games and have slid from top of the league to mid-table since December, while West Ham have been moving in the opposite direction and the talk around the London Stadium is about a place in the Champions League for the first time.
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David Moyes has assembled an upwardly mobile side in the heart of the East End, and finally got one over Mourinho to steer his side back into fourth place, nine points clear of Tottenham.
Spurs have lost five of their past six league games and have slid from top of the league to mid-table since December