Rio Ferdinand slams Mourinho for making unnecessary excuses

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It was quite a game between Chelsea and Tottenham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night. One team came out to play in the first half, and both teams came out to play in the second-half. But by then, the damage has been done.

Speaking after the game, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho claimed that his side deserved to get something from the game.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand moved to slam Mourinho’s statement, as he revealed that his team was very poor on the night.

“I just hope that his conversation and the way he talks to the team is very different to what I just saw there,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.

“Because that was an excuses-filled interview more than anything. I understand the manager coming out and dressing down your players in public may not be the way to do it in today’s game but you really do hope those players are getting the message that’s very different to that.

“We can talk about [Heung-min] Son and we can talk about Kane but that doesn’t come away from the fact there doesn’t seem to be any game-plan, even getting out from the back.

“There’s no movement, there’s no game plan, there’s no direction with this team. I just see people playing off the cuff, hoping to get it to Ndombele at the moment who is going to do something to get Son in, if that happens.

“They had one shot all game and that was in the 89th minute.”

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