The Portuguese manager set up his Spurs side very negatively against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the weekend.
His team lost 2-1, having been down 2-0 at one stage.
"Tottenham were absolutely disgusting," Sherwood told Premier League Productions.
"They were so bad. The negative approach. Yes they have injuries to Son and to Kane, Mourinho keeps reminding us of that.
"But they've got Bergwijn there who can run in behind, they've got Moura who has pace.
"If they've got anything they've got pace. They both got 15 goals last season which is not the end of the world.
"You have to find a different way. As a coach sometimes you can't say 'oh we don't have a striker' and throw the towel in.
"If you said to Jose beforehand: 'Would you take a 0-0?' he would have taken your arms off. It's not about that, it's a London derby! It's for all of those fans, you need to show more of an attacking intent."