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Tottenham boss Mourinho risks dressing room backlash over 'lazy' claims

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho risks a dressing room backlash after criticising his players for defeat to Everton on Sunday.

Mourinho accused his players of being "lazy" for the reverse.

Tottenham defender Ben Davies insisted the defeat to Everton was not down to a lack of effort but admitted the performance was not good enough.

But other members of the squad have been left annoyed by Mourinho's remarks and see it as a way of the Spurs boss deflecting blame from himself, says the Mirror.

They think the criticism is unfair especially when Mourinho said himself that many of the players have not been able to train fully because of a disrupted pre-season or having to self isolate because of the coronavirus.

It is a big week for Tottenham who face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in a Europa League play-off on Thursday before a trip to Southampton next Sunday.

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