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Tottenham boss Mourinho insists: Forget what I said after West Ham

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits frustration caught up with him in post-match following defeat to West Ham.

Mourinho explained frustration got the better of him when he claimed there are problems with his Tottenham team that neither he or any coach would be able to solve.

Mourinho raised eyebrows with his post-match complaint following Spurs's 2-1 defeat at West Ham, a fifth reverse in six league games.

But he since explained: "First of all, a press conference, three or four interviews, a flash interview, a couple of minutes after games … I sometimes think that we coaches are amazing guys for not to say too many … it's better I don't use the words … you understand me.

"I think we have to be bright guys and in control of our emotions and not to say the wrong things because it's never easy, especially after a defeat.

"Sometimes there are moments of frustration and post-match interviews are the perfect place not to say the right things or to leave some things out.

"Today, in a pre-match press conference, everything that you say you can follow word by word, because we are calm with no pressure and no adrenalin. But after matches, it is not easy for us."

Mourinho added: "Sometimes we [managers] say things that can be controversial, we say things that people don't understand, we can say even really bad things, which was not my case but, for example, this weekend I think one of my colleagues went a bit too far in his words but that's another story because it's not Jose Mourinho, that's not a problem.

'"In relation to my words, it's a big frustration to lose matches, especially matches like that one [at West Ham].

"I prefer to lose playing well than playing bad but when you lose and you play bad, the feeling is just of disappointment and sometimes rage.

"But when you play so well and you lose, you realise that there are things that are not in your hands. You hit the post twice. That ball, the new ball, I hate that new ball, white and dark blue now, the ball didn't want to go inside [the net]. I cannot control. Probably the yellow ball will go inside.

"We had two posts, we had lots of crosses across the face of the goal, you cannot control. The VAR of course was correct with the disallowed goal. The VAR was correct. But you are waiting for a little bit of luck and the VAR is correct. And the linesman was correct. No, it wasn't [the break we needed].

"You make a mistake, beginning of second-half, boom, a goal. So there are things that you can work a lot, you can fight and you can analyse, but there are things that are out of your control."

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