Completely disagree with that, the gameplan he chose was an obvious one, it was classic park the bus Mourinho, nothing new at all. Neither manager had long to prepare for the game either, so everyone is overstating the Pep vs Mourinho edge to it(it's still 11-7 in Pep's favour to in that head to head). The press has done a number on our fanbase with that, how many Pep vs Mourinho articles were written towards the end of last week? And debates across social media too. I can see some fell right into their hands on that, wound them up good and proper with it.Or you need a coach who can change tactics according to the opposition. From thrashing the rags and Southampton one day to then playing a more defensive game against a possession based team by shuffling the back 6 across the park and therefore preserving energy for the second half to see out the game. He didnt even need Bale because he was so sure of his game plan. It was brilliant from Maureen and Spurs fans have every right to be cock a hoop right now.
When did the players get back from International duty, Thursday? Maybe even Friday for some players. That's 1 or 2 training sessions maximum. This was more about the players for me.