Spurs crashed to a 2-1 defeat on Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Frank Lampard claimed a third successive win over his former boss.
Sherwood is not happy with how the north Londoners performed at Chelsea and told Premier League Productions: "Tottenham were absolutely disgusting.
"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 (Steven) Bergwijn there who can run in behind, they've got (Lucas) 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."
Sherwood also accused Mourinho of making excuses, believing that Spurs could have lined-up less defensively and given the away support something to cheer about at Stamford Bridge.
He added: "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."