Mourinho happy with ‘beautiful’ bust-up | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 08, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 08, 2020

Mourinho happy with ‘beautiful’ bust-up

Tottenham's 1-0 Premier League win over Everton on Monday will best be remembered for a halftime bust-up between Hugo Lloris and teammate Son Heung-min that manager Jose Mourinho described as 'beautiful'.

With only one win in nine matches ahead of the game and their desire questioned by Mourinho after last week's 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United, emotions were raw.

Spurs were leading thanks to an own goal but Lloris saw red as the players walked off the pitch for haltime, ranting at Son for not tracking back when Richarlison had a chance. They had to be separated by teammates, although it was all smiles later.

Mourinho said he had encouraged his players to be more critical with each other.

"It's beautiful," Mourinho, whose side moved up to eighth, said. "It's probably a consequence of our meetings. If you want to blame someone for that it's me. I was critical of my boys -- they were not critical enough with themselves. I asked them to be more demanding of each other. Son is an amazing kid, everybody likes Son but the captain told him you have to do more and give more to the team."

Expanding on the mentality he expects, Mourinho said: "A team of good boys and nice boys the only thing they want to win at the end of the season is the fair play cup and I've never been interested in winning that," he said. "I don't like a team that doesn't have a critical sense. What happened shouldn't have happened there, it should happen inside the dressing room. But I can promise you my winning teams had big fights."


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