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Alan Hutton has blasted Jose Mourinho, following Tottenham boss’ criticism over Tanguy Ndombele after 1 – 1 draw with Burnley on Saturday.
Ndombele was pulled off the game at half-time, with the Portuguese manager commenting on his performance “not good enough”, as quoted by Sky Sports.
Speaking on the case, Hutton was critical to Mourinho’s manner, as he believes that player expects the coach to back him rather than to do what he did.
He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I just think it’s harsh. I understand they paid a lot of money for him and it can be difficult to move to another league. And another country.
But, you expect your manager to back you. I get that he’s not performing at the level they are looking for, at the moment. But say whatever you need to say to him within house. You are meant to be as one together. What’s the use is it in him coming out, and whatever you want to call it, chucking him under the bus. You want him to back you. That’s your manager.
I am sure only a few weeks ago, they mentioned his injury problems. He’s not fit enough. He’s not ready. I just don’t think he needs to saying stuff like that. Again, back your player! It’s not going to make him better by coming and out doing this.”