Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has slammed Gareth Bale and Tanguy Ndombele for their performances during Spurs’ Premier League derby 2-1 to Arsenal on Sunday.
Mourinho said Bale and Ndombele lacked ‘intensity’ during the encounter against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium.
Recall that the Portuguese gaffer removed Bale just before the hour mark and Ndombele five minutes later.
Both players were replaced with Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli respectively as a goal from Martin Odegaard and a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette gave Mikel Arteta’s men Gunners all three points against the visitors.
Intensity. Gareth and Tanguy. We need more Intensity in that game,” Mourinho told reporters at a post-match press conference when asked why he made changes after 60 minutes.
“We need to press more, we need to get more depth, and we need to be intense in the game.
“We needed Sissoko initially to give us that Intensity in midfield that, for me, was not bringing.