first_imgReal Madrid to make last-gasp £60m transfer bid for Christian Eriksen with huge pressure now on Daniel Levy JOSE MOURINHO has claimed Tottenham’s woes boil down to the fact their stars want to quit the club having watched Kyle Walker win trophies at Manchester City.The Special One, 56, has claimed the “chemistry” doesn’t seem to be there at Spurs as it has in recent seasons.3 Spurs can blame Kyle Walker for their failures, claims Jose MourinhoCredit: AP:Associated Press3 Mourinho claims Walker has shown Spurs’ stars the grass can often be greenerCredit: GettyThis season the likes of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen haven’t been fully focused on the club, as they are considering their futures elsewhere.Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho reckons the success of Walker, one of few to leave the North Londoners for bigger and better things, may be a key reason.Mourinho revealed: “I think in the last part of last season they knew they had no chance to fight for the title.”At the same time they didn’t feel big pressure from the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea going ahead of them.”They had fourth position more or less under control and the Champions League became more of the dream, so that maybe took some of the focus [from the Premier League].”But maybe this season they are not having that chemistry.LOST THAT LOVING FEELING”I don’t know if I’m right or not but I always felt that while Spurs weren’t buying a lot, they were doing something more important, which was to keep all the good players that they have.”They persuaded the players to stay and stay happy – that was my feeling.”They managed to give new contracts to Harry Kane and others and it looked like the players were happy to belong to that project, that club, that dream.”But Mourinho added the chemistry may now have soured, with a host of stars having their heads turned in recent months.He continued: “Maybe now, the feeling that I have – what is happening with Eriksen, Vertonghen and what happened at the end of last season with Alderweireld – maybe some of the boys are not so happy to stay.”Their eyes might be on bigger pictures – look at Kyle Walker, winning trophies.3MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year”Maybe at this moment the team is not that focused or full of chemistry.”It looks like the relationship with Mauricio Pochettino is happy; they have an amazing stadium, Champions League football again…”But maybe some of the boys want something different. Even at the perfect club, if one player isn’t happy, it can make you lose focus.”last_img

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