Roy Keane believes Jose Mourinho was enjoying thoughts video games by claiming his Tottenham gamers have been disillusioned with solely selecting up some extent in opposition to London rivals Chelsea on Sunday.
The 2 sides performed out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge, a consequence which sees stay high of the Premier League on objective distinction forward of reigning champions Liverpool.
Talking after the sport, the Portuguese informed Sky Sports activities. “A draw at Stamford Bridge is often a constructive factor and staying high of the league can also be a constructive factor.
“However my dressing room isn’t pleased with that and that’s implausible. It’s a whole change of mentality and character.”
Keane, nonetheless, refuted Mourinho’s post-match remarks with fellow pundit and former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in settlement with the Manchester United legend.
Keane mentioned: “Jose’s on concerning the gamers being pretty disillusioned within the dressing room, however they need to be delighted.
“That is [practically] the identical group who completed sixth final season and celebrated like they’d gained the league and Jose was skipping down the tunnel.
“He’s enjoying thoughts video games; I feel he’d be delighted with that. Chelsea have been the higher group, significantly within the second half the place they’d the higher probabilities. He’ll be delighted with that time. He’s simply enjoying video games.”
Hasselbaink commented: “He’s completely delighted. Truthfully. He loves it. Usually Spurs come to the Bridge they usually lose.
“They obtained away with one level in the present day, that’s a giant plus. These gamers are pleased within the altering room as a result of they’re nonetheless high of the league.
“There was nothing there for them in the present day. They didn’t deserve something. They obtained away with some extent.”
There was one matter that the pair didn’t agree on although – Tottenham’s title hopes this season.
When quizzed on whether or not Mourinho can lead Spurs to a primary title since 1961, Keane mentioned: “He’s completed it earlier than and his CV is implausible, however I don’t suppose this group of gamers he has at Spurs is nice sufficient to win the title.
“They’ve obtained the X-Issue with Mourinho and Kane. They have been hanging on on the finish then. I feel Spurs are on for an excellent season. however there’s a giant distinction in making an attempt to win the league title.”
Hasselbaink responded: “That’s the place I disagree with you Keano. For those who have a look at their particular person squad, player-by participant, they’ve obtained [Gareth] Bale on the bench, they’ve obtained Dele Alli who just isn’t concerned.
“I feel they’ve rather a lot. I’ve by no means seen them with a greater squad and I’ve additionally by no means seen them been so skilled of their method of video games and their recreation administration. And that may take you far.
“He’s very pragmatic. He takes some extent right here and when he must win he’ll win.
“He does it ugly, however he does it. That’s what Mourinho is about – he’s a serial winner.”
“I’ll have a wager with you,” Keane quipped.
“Liverpool are nonetheless the group to beat,” Hasselbaink chuckled in response.
Keane, as he usually does, had the ultimate phrase: “And Man City. Man City are stronger than Spurs.”