Tag: José Mourinho

Tactical analysis RB Leipzig Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Champions League

José Mourinho switched to a somewhat surprising 3-4-3 formation for this Champions League return match. The switch appeared to bring Tottenham Hotspur slightly more joy, without surrendering the numerical advantage in wide buildup to RB Leipzig. However, the severely lacking cohesion in Spurs’ attacks – especially compared to Leipzig – made a telling difference. Tactical […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 Premier League

Sunday action in the Premier League saw Tottenham Hotspur play host to Wolverhampton Wanderers in a clash that could prove crucial in the race for Champions League qualification. The ensuing contest was an entertaining and even one, with Wolves claiming the points in a game full of goals. Tactical analysis and match report by Julian […]

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Mourinho Chelsea tactics

Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea an early lead amid a passive start from Spurs, which handed Chelsea control of the match early on. Spurs gradually became more aggressive as the game went on, but Chelsea’s pressing was suitably intense and was often able to stifle Spurs’ buildup. Marcos Alonso doubled Chelsea’s lead just after half-time, meaning […]

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Tactical analysis Tottenham Hotspur RB Leipzig 0-1 Champions League

A classic high octane Leipzig performance proved far too much for a pinned-back Mourinho side. Superior ball retention and a general ease of passage through Spurs’ shape were decisive in creating key openings. The questions posed by the hosts as the game went on lacked any sort of conviction, subsequently affording the visitors an easy […]

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Tactical analysis Wolverhampton Wanderers Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Premier League

Seeing a José Mourinho side, especially one of recent times, concede possession and space, as well as chances, has not become too unfamiliar. It was bordering on being the case here, too. Wolves were the most inventive of the two sides, but were ultimately architects of their own downfall. Tactical analysis by Peter M. Without […]

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A strong individual performance from Marcus Rashford was arguably the highlight in a game wherein Spurs were firmly unspectacular in their performance. They struggled to construct attacks against the narrow pressing of United and their defensive scheme at times was quite uncompact, which allowed United to quickly move the ball forward.  Tactical analysis and match […]

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Without seeing his team play brilliant football, José Mourinho got what he was looking for in his first match as Tottenham Hotspur manager: three points. Dissecting a narrow win, Spurs’ 3-2-4-1 buildup system, and some atrocious defending by West Ham.  Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias.  It can be hard to judge the […]

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