Spurs quarrel no issue for Jose

07 July 2020 21:26:04 GMTPlus10

Jose Mourinho says the bust-up between Tottenham teammates Son Heung-min and Hugo Lloris during the 1-0 win over Everton was "beautiful" to see.

Despite Spurs leading at the break, captain Lloris and Son were involved in a heated exchange and had to be kept apart when heading for the tunnel.

I promise you my winning teams we had big fights, big fights in the team.

Jose Mourinho

It was only a second win in seven league games for Spurs, who kept their slim hopes of Europa League qualification alive, but it was far from a vintage display and Mourinho's men needed an own goal from Toffees defender Michael Keane to claim maximum points.

The win moved Tottenham up to eighth, four points behind sixth-placed Wolves, while Everton stayed in 11th after suffering a third defeat in four away league games.

Despite the dispute between Lloris and Son showing signs of unsettlement, it was something Mourinho was delighted to see, having previously asked for more passion.

"I was so happy with that," the Portuguese said. "It is something I want. This aggressing, this adrenalin. I just love it. It's beautiful.

"If you want to blame somebody for that, it's me, because I was critical of my boys because they're not, in my opinion, critical enough with each other.

"I asked them to be more demanding. I asked them to put pressure on that team spirit that you have to give everything for everybody."

He added: "What happened should not happen on the pitch, it should happen inside the dressing room, but I promise you my winning teams we had big fights, big fights in the team."

Tottenham areĀ 1.72 to win their next Premier League match at Bournemouth, who are 4.50, with the draw on Thursday 3.90.

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