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Mourinho admits Spurs were ‘sad’ after Manchester United defeat

Jose Mourinho has admitted Tottenham were ‘sad’ following their midweek defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The club’s resurgent form following Mourinho’s arrival as manager last month came to a halt on Wednesday night, Marcus Rashford’s double condemning the club to a first defeat of the 56-year-old’s reign as head coach.

Mourinho has admitted that his Spurs side were feeling ‘sad’ all the way back to London following the 2-1 reverse at Old Trafford, but urged his side to bounce back as they bid to deliver a consistent run of results over the festive period.

“I saw a sad dressing room, a sad bus and a sad plane, and that’s not what I like after a defeat,” Mourinho said at his pre-match presser.

“I think after a defeat you can’t be sad. You have to be more than that. You have to be ranging and angry. Being sad is not going to resolve your problems.

“It’s obvious we have problems, but we need to have time to work. But we have players with quality and a great dressing room.”

Tottenham will be looking to return to winning ways when they host Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, the club currently sitting eighth in the Premier League, nine points adrift of the Champions League places.

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