Date Posted: Saturday 11th January 2020 8:10
Jose Mourinho insisted that the Spurs "deserved something" despite lost 1-0 to Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and criticized the decision not to scratch the Liverpool winner.
Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game, giving an excellent first touch in the area before going through Paulo Gazzaniga.
Liverpool had several other chances in the first half but failed to capitalize and allowed Tottenham to grow slowly in the game while Liverpool took advantage of their luck.
Second-half substitute Giovani Lo Celso missed Spurs' best chance, but the loaner missed the target with an open goal when Jose Mourinho dropped to his knees.
Mourinho told BBC Sport: “This is football. Sometimes you get more than you deserve. Sometimes you earn less. This was an occasion when we achieved nothing when we deserved something. This is the best team in the world against a team in a difficult time, with injuries, in a difficult part of the season. The boys were fantastic when we tried to change and create problems. "
In a potential handball in preparation for the goal, this was inconclusive for the VAR, he said: "I didn't watch. What I watch is 200% that the launch to the start of the goal was our launch. I'm confused by the VAR because of that. ”
“Yesterday we spent half an hour defending pitches and lost the game on pitch. I think the referees did a good job, but the assistant on the opposite side didn't see that Mane touched the ball (in preparation for the goal).
“We have to try to create a buzz to compete with a team as good as them. I think we deserve more. We intensified the pressure in the second half. We were more aggressive.
“I said they would win the league when they beat Manchester City three or four months ago. They were lucky – they could have conceded a goal and received a red card for Robertson's challenge. "
When you finish in the top four: “You can talk about the top four when you start the season with zero points. But it's hard to talk about when you start at minus 12 (the number of points in the first four Spurs was when he took over). "