Spurs saw a fifth Premier League defeat in six after falling short in a second-half fightback, in which the ball hit the woodwork twice, as West Ham held on for a 2-1 victory at the London Stadium with the help of in-form Jesse Lingard, who is on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season.
This defeat confirms the worst run of form in Mourinho’s managerial career as he has only been able to secure just 81 points after 50 league games in charge of Tottenham Hotspur.
In the press conference, while answering to a question about whether Spurs’ poor run of form has made him doubt his coaching methods and his philosophy, Jose Mourinho said “Sometimes results are consequence of multiple situations in football. Mine, and my coaching staff’s methods are second to nobody in the world.”
Mourinho dismissed the idea that Tottenham were in crisis, adding “I don’t know what you mean by crisis.”
“If crisis is frustration and sadness in the dressing room, I would say so, because nobody is happy, we all showed that in this game. When a team fights the way we did until the last second trying to get a different result, it is never a group in crisis. Groups are in crisis when you are not together in the search for better results than you have.”
“So I wouldn’t say crisis, I would say a really bad run of results. That is obvious. We are losing too many matches.”
He said Spurs finishing in the top four “is still mathematically possible”, however, he admitted securing a Champions League spot is more viable by winning the Europa League.
Jose Mourinho’s side has now gained 36 points which puts them ninth in the table, 9 points below the top four, with just 14 games left to play for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.