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Mourinho admits Spurs were ‘a bit tired’ in ‘scary’ win over Bournemouth

Jose Mourinho blamed tiredness for the ‘scary moments’ in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-2 win over Bournemouth.

The Portuguese has gotten off to a high-scoring start to life as Spurs boss, winning 3-2 against West Ham last week before beating Olympiakos 4-2 on Wednesday.

Dele Alli has shown a resurgence of form under Mourinho, and the England international was once again in influential form. He followed up his goal in midweek with a brace here, scoring in the 21st and 50th minutes to set Spurs on the road to victory.

Moussa Sissoko made it 3-0 with 21 minutes still to play, before Bournemouth’s Harry Wilson netted a superb free-kick to give the Cherries a glimmer of hope and to deny Jose Mourinho his first clean sheet. Wilson would net again deep into added time, though the North London side hung on to earn all three points.

Speaking afterwards, Jose Mourinho suggested that tiredness played its part in Bournemouth’s late comeback.

“I think it was in our best period when we scored the third goal,” Mourinho told Match of the Day. “We were close to scoring the fourth and then when they scored the first one it was a different game.

“I felt the boys felt a bit tired after playing a high-intensity game, but we had the chance to score the fourth goals, but then in the Premier League the game is always alive.

“We played well for long period of the games, we had a few scary moments but I think the fans enjoyed. We scored seven goals in four days.”

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