Jose Mourinho singled out Gareth Bale and Tanguy Ndombele for criticism of Tottenham’s 2-1 North London derby defeat at Arsenal.
As Tottenham’s boss lambasted the derby display of his team, Gareth Bale and Tanguy Ndombele had their intensity questioned by Mourinho.
It was, however, Bale and Ndombel’s contribution from the ball that drew the wrath of Spurs.
“Gareth and Tanguy, we need more intensity in that game. We need to press more, be more intense in the game,” he said according to the Metro.
“We needed initially Sissoko to give us that intensity in the midfield that Tanguy was not giving us. Then Dele was a player who had a desire to play and in the last match, he did not complete the 90 minutes.”
“He was fresh and had a good understanding with Harry.”
However, Mourinho conceded he was also broadly unimpressed with the Tottenham collective.
“It was a very, very poor first half,” he said, “We did not have intensity to run.”
“Everybody was dropping back and nobody was looking to attack. Apart from Lucas [Moura] with some individual actions.”
“If you’re a big player you play for Tottenham. I’m not saying it was player A or B. We do not individualize. Players hiding. We were poor.”
“The only thing worse than our first half was that penalty.”