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06-07-2020 | 16:22 Football
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Jose Mourinho reveals showdown talks with Tottenham players after Sheffield United defeat that left the 'worst possible taste'

Jose Mourinho has revealed he held a dressing room trial with his Tottenham players after the limp defeat against Sheffield United on Thursday. The Spurs boss cut a moody figure in his post-match press duties and admitted he had been deflated due to how the team's hopes of European football were further derailed at Bramall Lane. Tottenham are next in action on Monday night against Everton. Mourinho has lifted the lid on a recent meeting held between the players and coaching staff. He said: "What happens inside stays inside - I think that's a golden rule - but it was a very honest meeting. It wasn't a monologue, it was a dialogue, because the players also had the chance to speak with me, and we shared views, and we shared emotions, and we shared analysis. "I've lost many matches in my career but the ones that gave me the worst possible taste are the ones where I feel we should do much more than we did." Mourinho said: "You have to be ready to cope with negative moments and go to the last minute. Now I know more the profile of my players. I felt it. I feared that in the second half we wouldn't be strong enough to cope." Source: Daily Mail

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