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Jose Mourinho blasts his players after shameful draw with Newcastle

Jose Mourinho put the blame on his players as Tottenham dropped points again at Newcastle.

The Spurs boss was fuming as his side conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at St James’ Park on Sunday.

Harry Kane’s double looked to have handed Spurs a sixth win at St James’ Park in seven visits when he struck twice inside four first-half minutes after Joelinton’s opener.

However, Steve Bruce’s beleaguered side turned in a gritty display which was rewarded when, seconds after Kane had hit the post, Arsenal loanee Joe Willock smashed home an 85th-minute equaliser to claim a point which could prove crucial in their fight for top-flight survival.

Conversely, it means West Ham United can leapfrog Tottenham with a win over Wolves on Monday evening and push the north London outfit down into sixth.

Tottenham’s inability to hold on to leads may well prove their undoing – they have squandered 11 points from goals conceded in the final 10 minutes this season.

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Willock celebrates his goal against Spurs

Mourinho has renowned throughout his career for being a manager who has his teams well drilled defensively and able to see out matches.

When he was asked why it’s different at Tottenham, he pointedly replied: “Same coach, different players.”

Mourinho went on to say his grey hair was in part caused by his players.

“The point for me in this moment is to set up a team that can win but in the end a little bit of deja vu,” he said.

“I believe that many of these white hairs come with things I am not used to seeing in football matches in this level.”

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Mourinho was left fuming with his Spurs player at St James’ Park

He then added: “We work well, we work hard.

“But there are mistakes which I probably shouldn’t even call mistakes because they are related to qualities that players have.

“It was a bad result.

“I’m not being disrespectful to Newcastle, but I think that is a match to win, so the result is not a good one.

“If I analyse the performance, separate it from so many mistakes that lead to instability and instability leads to hope in the opposition, if I want to analyse it separate from that, I think we were good, I would say very good in some moments.

“But I cannot do it. The game belongs to every moment and I cannot separate the game from these moments of instability, and that’s the reason why we didn’t win the game.”

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