Jamie Redknapp, the Sky Sports pundit, has said that Jose Mourinho, the Tottenham Hotspur manager, is “asking for trouble” with his negative tactics.
Spurs have now gone four games without a win in the Premier League, following their 1-1 draw at Wolves on Sunday.
Also, they missed the chance to move into third place.
Though Tanguy Ndombele gave Mourinho’s team an early lead, they chose to sit back rather than try and increase their advantage.
Spurs eventually paid for their reluctance to get forward as Wolves equalized in the 86th-minute through Roman Saiss’ header.
Redknapp feels Mourinho may have unwittingly created a confidence issue in the dressing room by continuing to favour efficiency overexpression.
“I think the disappointment is they had it in their hands. If you’re going to keep sitting back, you’re asking for trouble.
“This is not a one-off – there are many games where this has happened, so it’s becoming a pattern. The more often it happens, the more negative the players get.
“They start to think ‘it will happen again.’ It transmits to the brain, and it’s a major problem for Jose right now,” Redknapp said.
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