Tottenham Hotspur’s Jose Mourinho delivered a sharp riposte to critics of his “defensive” style on Sunday, saying after its 6-1 Premier League win over Manchester United it would have scored 10 if only it had a more attacking coach.

Mourinho came in for criticism last season due to some defensive displays and disappointing results after he took over from the sacked Mauricio Pochettino in November.

However, Sunday’s victory, which followed a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa in Europe on Thursday, saw Spurs join Premier League top scorers Everton and Leicester City on 12 goals from four games.

“Imagine if they have an attacking coach,” Mourinho told beIN Sports. “With a defensive coach, they scored … six. With an attacking coach they’ll score 10, 11, 12.


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