The former Tottenham striker admits the model of soccer favoured by a Portuguese is just not “the most exciting”, but it surely delivers outcomes
Jose Mourinho is just not “boring the arse off people” at Tottenham, says Teddy Sheringham, with a profitable model of soccer thought of to be comparable with the strategies that made George Graham so profitable at Arsenal.
A Portuguese coach in north London has all the time been famed for his skill to grind out outcomes.
His strategy could not all the time be pleasing on the eye, however it’s efficient and backed up by an enviable haul of honours that has been collected throughout stints at the likes of Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Mourinho is now being charged with the job of delivering long-awaited silverware at Spurs, with his side at the moment prime of the Premier League desk and progressing by way of home and European cup competitions.
His philosophy has been criticised by some, with Tottenham ready to take a seat deep and hit opponents on the counter, however Sheringham is keen to level out that they don’t seem to be the first to prosper down that path.
The former Spurs striker informed CardsChat when requested if Mourinho is doing a very good job: “You’ve caught me at a very good time, haven’t you, asking me how has Jose finished. Top of the league. What extra are you able to say?
“I wouldn’t say it’s the most enjoyable soccer you’ve ever watched however he’s been doing it for years. You solely must look again in my time and Arsenal with George Graham. They weren’t improbable at soccer, however they used to grind out their 1-0 wins and bore the arse off of individuals.
“I wouldn’t say Tottenham are boring the arse off individuals at the second, however they’re definitely taking part in in a sure method and every little thing’s becoming into plans at the second for Jose.
“Teams are coming on to Tottenham and they’re hitting them on the break and they’re scoring goals at the moment. So, from my point of view, long may that continue and I’m sure everyone’s happy inside the Tottenham camp.”
Pressed on whether or not Tottenham might be thought of contenders for the Premier League title, Sheringham added: “It’s very early in the season to be speaking about Tottenham as title contenders.
“When you’re at locations like Manchester United, you don’t even take into consideration the title till the finish of February. And right here we’re in December, you realize, very, very early days, but it surely’s a improbable begin and we’ll see the place that takes them.
“The cash individuals at Tottenham would say moving into the Champions League is the precedence this season however for the Tottenham supporters, it’s all about profitable trophies. You’ve obtained to start out profitable one thing now – finally.
“I sat with three Gooners in our little camp the different day, watching the Arsenal vs Tottenham sport, and all they may say was, ‘Yeah, they’re doing alright at the second, however the place’s their silverware?’ That’s all they saved saying. I perceive that.
“Arsenal have picked up their FA Cups over the last five or six, seven years, which is amazing, the way I see it. They keep winning trophies and it’s what Tottenham need to do.”
Spurs will probably be again in motion on Sunday once they absorb a brief journey to London neighbours Crystal Palace.