Tag: José Mourinho

In the Premier League’s biggest game of the season so far, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur brought out the best of two contrasting styles. In a high quality and entertaining affair, Liverpool found the holes in Spurs’ defensive block to progress, despite alterations throughout the game. Roberto Firmino eventually rewarded the home team with a header […]

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The North London derby followed the narrative that most were expecting. Tottenham Hotspur’s compact defensive block remained untouched from Arsenal’s poor buildup structure and were rightly punished by two excellent goals. Tottenham remain on top, while their biggest rival’s dreadful slump down the table continues.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. Twelve months ago, […]

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José Mourinho’s vintage defensive block nullified his greatest opponent and created the counterattacks that recorded his first consecutive wins over Pep Guardiola, in his career. With heavy occupation against their opponent’s eights, Tottenham Hotspur denied Manchester City from getting their creators on the ball, as glaring tactical issues were aggravated further. Tactical analysis and match […]

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If there was one game that fit the pattern of a ‘Mourinho masterclass’, it was this. For all the possession that Leicester City enjoyed, not once did Brendan Rodgers’s side look likely to threaten Mourinho’s defensive-minded Spurs. Instead, the visitors received a clinic in finishing from a rejuvenated Harry Kane, whose performance in this match […]

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Tactical analysis Sheffield United Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Premier League

Despite dominating possession, Tottenham Hotspur showed very little creativity in their unbalanced system, and were rightly punished for it. Sheffield United were finally back to their normal selves, defending compactly before great transitions down the flanks exposed more problems with Spurs’s Joséification. Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. The horse race towards the […]

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