Jose Mourinho slammed his Tottenham Hotspur players and referee Michael Oliver following Sunday’s north London derby defeat at Arsenal.
Mourinho accused a number of his stars of ‘hiding’ during a poor half – and also included himself in his scathing assessment – before criticising Oliver for awarding a second-half penalty.
Goals from Martin Odegaard and a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette cancelled out Erik Lamela’s brilliant opener.
The Argentine was later sent off for a foul on Arsenal’s left-back Kieran Tierney.
And Commenting on the performance of his players and therefore the controversial penalty awarded to Arsenal, Mourinho said:”The only two things that were positive within the half were a tremendous goal and therefore the result – 1-1 wasn’t a good reflection of that half where they dominated us. We were very poor.
“Some important players hiding. I’m not even getting into the direction of people. I’m as guilty for that first-half because of the players.
“People hiding themselves, no intensity, no passing and moving. We were poor. As simple as that.”
“I don’t want to call it a penalty, because is an offence to the penalty. That was an error by Oliver.
“Players get tired, coaches get tired, maybe referees get tired too. My record with Michael Oliver on penalties with Chelsea, United and Tottenham is unlucky.”