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Tottenham manager José Mourinho has been told to sell out two first-team regulars, while Jamie O’Hara also claims the Portuguese is not responsible for the club’s current crisis.
the 58 years is under increasing pressure in North London following the club’s 2-1 loss to West Ham London on Sunday.
But O’Hara has jumped to his defense. Instead, he chose to single out center-back duo Eric Dier and Davinson Sánchez for criticism.
Things looked rosy after Wolfsberger’s 4-1 win in the Europa League on Thursday.
But David Moyes surpassed Mourinho for the first time in his career as a coach, as Spurs suffered a fifth defeat in six league games.
There was many calls to show the door to Mourinho following the result.
However, O’Hara believes that would be the wrong path.
“It’s getting embarrassing, isn’t it?” He said. talkSPORT. “We should deliver West Ham!
“I don’t think we are going to win anything this season. I think we will finish without trophies again.
“Looking at the team, the back-four is an absolute disaster. I don’t know why Jose keeps playing [Davinson] Sánchez and [Eric] Dear because it is probably one of the worst associations in the Premier League.
“[Japhet] Tanganga plays right back, but takes it off and on [Matt] Doherty there, has played [Moussa] Sissoko on the right side, [Serge] Aurier, he just doesn’t know the team.
“The only player you would say deserves to play in that back-four is [Sergio] Reguilon. I really like it, it’s decent. “
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You have to sell an unhappy duo
O’Hara also urged Tottenham to sell off the hapless duo Dier and Sánchez.
“Get rid of them!” he continued when asked how he would solve his old club’s defensive problems.
“Dier is a good player, but as a center midfielder he seems lost in the area.
“In my opinion, you have to stop. I would play Tanganga and Ben Davies in the middle, I would play Reguilon on the left and Doherty on the right back.
“Ben Davies is decent with the ball and has rhythm, Tanganaga also has rhythm. I think that’s the most important thing we lack at the rear, the rhythm. We just expose ourselves all the time. “
O’Hara wants Tottenham to back Mourinho in the summer transfer window. He believes the former Manchester United boss can turn things around if he makes his own signings.
“I think we are in a player crisis in terms of players who are not good enough,” O’Hara added.
“We can sit here and blame the coach for the results and talk about where we should be with a coach like Mourinho. But the players are not good enough and they haven’t given you the money to go find the players you really need.
“The whole back-four is not good enough! You need two new central defenders, decent central defenders that you can trust and build a partnership around, rather than changing it every week because they keep making mistakes.
“So in terms of crisis, there is one, but not with him. I don’t think it’s ‘let’s get Mourinho out the door’, I don’t think that’s the case yet. “
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