Tettey takes aim at Tottenham under Jose Mourinho after FA Cup win
‘They have changed completely from being very aggressive and being good with the ball under Mauricio Pochettino… now they just wait for you’: Norwich’s Alexander Tettey takes aim at Tottenham under Jose Mourinho after FA Cup win
- Norwich midfielder Alexander Tettey has criticised Tottenham’s playing style
- Tettey was part of the Norwich side that beat Tottenham on penalties in FA Cup
- He claimed Spurs played better under Mauricio Pochettino than Jose Mourinho
Norwich midfielder Alexander Tettey has claimed that Tottenham’s style of play has changed immensely under Jose Mourinho and accused the Portuguese of having a negative approach.
Tettey was full of praise for how Tottenham played under Mourinho’s predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, but has noticed a stark alteration in style.
The Norwegian featured as a substitute as Norwich beat Tottenham on penalties this week to progress to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Norwich midfielder Alexander Tettey has criticised Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho’s tactics
Tettey, who played against Tottenham this week, claimed Mourinho’s side ‘just wait for you’
Tettey told vg.no: ‘They’ve changed completely from being very aggressive and good with the ball under Mauricio Pochettino, to what they’re doing now, where they just wait for you. If you play as we play, you create chances.’
Mourinho is renowned for prioritising defensive stability and has looked to do the same at Tottenham.
Tettey said Tottenham played better under Mourinho’s predecessor Mauricio Pochettino
However, it hasn’t exactly had the desired effect so far, with Tottenham having conceded 37 goals in 24 games since Mourinho was appointed.
Jan Vertonghen put Tottenham in the lead against Norwich as he scored in the 13th minute, but Josip Drmic equalised for the visitors in the 78th minute, with the game going to extra-time and subsequently penalties, where Norwich won 3-2.
Tottenham are currently in seventh place in the Premier League and face Burnley away on Saturday.
Mourinho’s side are in Champions League action next week as they face RB Leipzig away having lost 1-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
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