Tottenham vs. Fulham reaction: I have NO SYMPATHY for Spurs! - Craig Burley | ESPN FC

Tottenham has just one win in their last six Premier League games and the ESPN FC panel are none too happy about Jose Mourinho's defensive tactics. Craig Burley, Jurgen Klinsmann and Frank Leboeuf share their thoughts on Tottenham's 1-1 draw vs. Fulham with the crew agreeing Spurs should be dominating more games. Burley and Leboeuf place the blame squarely on Mourinho, with both wondering if the manager will ever evolve his tactics. The guys also discuss Gareth Bale starting on the bench and wonder why he hasn't played more this season.

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Kepa and his assistant Thomas tuchel
Kepa and his assistant Thomas tuchel:
I was right to sack Jose
0:03How did ole get in this convo, we are rent free in every rival fans heads I SWEAR😂
The Poltical One
The Poltical One:
Craig saving his sympathy for Liverpool
brendan mahlatse
brendan mahlatse:
Spurs 🚌 in the second half 😂😂
Mr. Lucien
Mr. Lucien:
Didn't Craig love the way Spurs play though?
kosi nwosu
kosi nwosu:
Kids, be prepared for bumps under the bus...Mourinho is going to start throwing players under
Playing Sissoko as a winger made us drop points before the game even started
Young Heartthrob
Young Heartthrob:
I’m so tired of seeing Jose turn into Steve Bruce/ Sean Dyche every time they score 1 goal in the first half 🤦🏽‍♂️
Mark Hadden
Mark Hadden:
Mourinho has done this his whole career the difference was at Chelsea if they went 1 up they would then end the game with a clean sheet
Alan Delo
Alan Delo:
Jose is a defensive manager very simple.
TheMan WithNoName
TheMan WithNoName:
Maybe if they brought Gareth Bale back he'd be flying, they'd be smashing teams and it would be a real fairytale.... Oh....
Classic Jose. Score 1 then park the bus with 9 players in the back. Never change Jose.
Shantanu Thakar
Shantanu Thakar:
Craig only has sympathy for his buddy Fraud Lampard.
Book Ain
Book Ain:
Craig hating on United is making him Famous! Kardasian Famous!
Bishal Pathak
Bishal Pathak:
The best team drew again
Lindsey Celia
Lindsey Celia:
Craig talks more like a politician than a football pundit.
Chaz Clifford
Chaz Clifford:
This game has summed up Mourinho In the last couple years. He relies on collective solidity to earn him a clean sheet and individual quality to win him the game. The Mourinho of old was much more pragmatic, now he is more reliant on individual quality as he has relied completely on counter attacks
Sandy Mar
Sandy Mar:
As expected Mourinho parked the bus in 2nd half, fulham totally deserved this result. There is no way they can make it to top 4.
Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho:
It’s always let’s bash Jose but never how is Jose I’m trying my best 😞
Jesse Skariah
Jesse Skariah:
Dan Thomas is always winding up Burley big time!
Abu Ceesay
Abu Ceesay:
It's understandable to be defensive and play counter against likes of Liverpool and Manchester city but using the same tactics against teams struggling at the relegation zone is a big disgrace to mourinho. It's the one thing why he will not have any bigger job than Tottenham
D M:
Mourinho and his 2003 tactics are finished and I’m muting this
Sean Casey
Sean Casey:
Burley is a parody of himself at this stage
Craig is giving Jose credit for being able to do something different, well, the truth is he can't, Mourinho ball is all he knows.
biniam mersha
biniam mersha:
We all thought Mo will learn from his mistakes and change his ⚽️ ideas at spurs. Guess not lol
Yeidon Sancho
Yeidon Sancho:
It must be so sad to watch your team just for the score. Having Mourinho or Simeone as your manager must be torture. And again, there are many different ways to feel and play football, different paths to victories. I want to enjoy the 90 minutes I spend watching my team play.
John Doe
John Doe:
Craig said 2 weeks ago how many of United players would get into Liverpool. He said "None" and he is saying this again but for Spurs 1:35 😂😂😂😂
Emmanuel Bumunang
Emmanuel Bumunang:
Spurs, an easy team to play. One style of play, score and sit back. When they sit back you then attack and score.
Guru (Gurunaru)
Guru (Gurunaru):
not sure how you fan boys can even bother to defend Jose here lol
james kiwoi
james kiwoi:
Just The other day Craig was very impressed with Jose's tactics.
Mourinho is finished. Wenger would destroy him
Certified_Boss Brown
Certified_Boss Brown:
Craig ready to unload on his next target😭😭😭😭😭
Watch out Millennia’s Craig speaking facts.
_''The Therapist'_
_''The Therapist'_:
Moureen has been finished for quite some time if we’re being honest, great personality but his football is gone. Sad reality.
Owen Kogei
Owen Kogei:
Credit to Fulham.They outplayed Spurs that second half
Kevin Friend
Kevin Friend:
Craig Burley wishes I was reffing Sunday's big match. Me mum does too. I'd be on it like jam on toast.
G N-Gary
G N-Gary:
Spurs fan here. Craig is 100 percent right for once.
Craig you still remember how United slapped your team 4-0 (think it was 94-95 season) and you had a stinker of a game and were subbed at half time?
Marnus deBruyne
Marnus deBruyne:
It'll go further down hill very quick when Kane gets injured
Shirish Baral
Shirish Baral:
Fullham VS Spurs
Scott Parker VS Bus Parker
Lav Bhatta
Lav Bhatta:
Getting a little disappointed with Jose’s tactics. Tottenham have been leading with a goal and getting defensive right away for several matches in a row now and always end up conceding a goal at the end. Something needs to change ASAP.
Not 2 busy
Not 2 busy:
I'd really like to see Craig as a manager someday. Frank in a supporting role
and Stevie as the throw-in coach. The 3 Amigos . . . . . unleashed.
Maureen the footballing dinosaur. Called it back when he was in Manchester, man's finished living on his past glories.
Biodun Savage
Biodun Savage:
I watched Fulham played yesterday with full admiration for the team and the coach and I couldn't but pray for them to comfortably come out of relegation by end of the season. Mourinho's addiction to this park the bus and counter tactics is the beginning of his downfall in Tottenham. This system isn't working anymore and I thought he should have seen it weeks ago. But huge credit is what Craig Burley should give Fulham', they deserve some respect
Damion Thompson
Damion Thompson:
The wayJose was running his mouth I thought they were gonna decimate Fulham 10 nil
Rory Blessington
Rory Blessington:
Fulham is a club I do love (yet I’m not a Fulham fan) and would love to visit The Cottage one day. Just keep the points up and you’ll be ok
Gabriel Martinelli
Gabriel Martinelli:
Finally I agree with craig for the first time
Vikas Hakda
Vikas Hakda:
That’s what you get from mourinho more draws
Badal Agrawal
Badal Agrawal:
Monday: we dont need ozil
Wednesday: play sisoko on the wing
Craig is right. Mou needs to learn how to attack. He is always conservative, which means he doesn't play to win, he plays not to lose
I see we're living rent free in Burley's head even when he's supposed to pundit Spurs.
What an opening cut :D
Godwin Bridget
Godwin Bridget:
Credit to Fulham they did very well..Tottenham 🤣🤣🤣
Each time they go into the interval, Mourinho tell them they are not defending enough. He is killing this team.
Obviously some players are not even good enough. Sissoko is not a footballer, winks thinks he is Sergio Busquet, Aurier is not good at all ( please don't mention he is improving) , Matt Doherty should return to Wolves, Mourinho thinks Sissoko is Messi. I forgot Sanchez should be sent to reserves. Eric Dier thinks he is better than Paolo Maldini.
The way they are playing, Kane and Son would demand to leave Spurs
Loftus Blake
Loftus Blake:
Good performance from Fulham and then there's Spurs.
Almost went 50/50 with fulham for possession
GoogleYoutube User
GoogleYoutube User:
Mourinho is to blame :
Inability to defend a lead and/or finish off teams 🤦
R 7
R 7:
team spirit: everyone defend we have a bad defence.
how mourinho is a bad manager
everyone :here goes, Craig is on with usual rants again...zeeshhh!
Roy Keane : that's his job.
Jeloney Fillington
Jeloney Fillington:
I am coming to believe jose killing the talents at tot oh my God
Hez and Family
Hez and Family:
The so called special one, he ain't doing anything special at Tottenham. Same Bus Parker
Jan-Helge Asgautsen
Jan-Helge Asgautsen:
Give Fulham some credit aswell, they were unlucky to draw Liverpool earlier in the season, and have only improved since that.
nigel duckworth
nigel duckworth:
Craig says " this style" of Spurs. It's not a style, it's anti football from Mourinho.
I have no sympathy for Spurs but immense hatred for utd and peak empathy for liverpool n city for dropping points 😂
S P:
Spurs are loosing coz Woodward dint back Mourinho 🤣🤣🤣🤣

All those deluded Spurs fans who said Mourinho couldn't win in UTD coz he wasn't backed by Woodward lol. Do u see now why Mourinho can't win and he is washed?

Coz he parks the bus against teams which are sitting at bottom as well.
Omar Dahi
Omar Dahi:
after the game craig said he loved the way spurs play and defend
Raj K Kingsley
Raj K Kingsley:
Men I like the why the game went 😂😂😂
Rafael Santos
Rafael Santos:
Mourinho is my favorite PL manager but I can't defend him in this! He should have had his team go for a 3-0, 3-1, 4-0 like against Leeds! If wins are so important rn why didn't you even bother to go for the 2-0
Fulham deserved a point at least. Gg to them.
Why did we Chang tactics after beating Southampton 5-2 United 6-1 it’s pathetic
Roger smith
Roger smith:
It's so painful to be a spurs fan
Star Dazing
Star Dazing:
Craig Burley has all the smoke for all the other prem teams except Chelsea 🥴
Divyansh Bahuguna
Divyansh Bahuguna:
Chelsea and Spurs has a great fall.

Waiting for United
Nicholas Kofi
Nicholas Kofi:
Anytime second half they defend
Ariola made like three great saves to keep Fulham in the game..but yeah second half was so poor
Fulham were the better side. MOURINHO PLAYING at home against Fulham, sets up SPURS LIKE fulham were Barcelona. BORING
Matip El Matip
Matip El Matip:
Jose needs different coaches around him
among us
among us:
We'f got!GUARDIOLA!!!🙌🏽🙌🏽😹Y'all still wanna compare him with Jose???🤡
Angelo Pillai
Angelo Pillai:
Spurs vs Fulham = Scott Parker vs bus Parker
Not like you ever had any sympathy for them in the first place, Craig.
Trini Godbless Youth
Trini Godbless Youth:
Lol....I am not going to Bs you guys i will literally pay to see Craig upset 😂😂😂
Señor Hisoka
Señor Hisoka:
Craig is so stingy, kinda feel bad for him
Mourinho has only ever had success in cup competitions or when there is a massive disparity between the financial weight he can throw around and those his opponents can throw around. There's a reason for that: his unaltering style of play.

The way he sets up is to restrict the game as much as possible, and trust that his more expensive players will make the difference up top. If you have the more talented players, and a game is going to be decided upon a moment of magic, then you will win most of the time. Equally, in a cup competition when you face an opponent of equal stature then you always have a punter's chance, and as it is easier to set up to counter attack than playing creative, expansive football, you're weighing the odds in your favour again: most financially powerful sides demand playing attractive football, so (a) they come on to your deep defence whilst you get to play your normal game and exploit the space they leave at the back (with your extremely expensively acquired forwards) whilst they pile on the pressure, or (b) you play a scrappy game which you are more used to playing than your opponents.

It's essentially trying to weigh the odds in your favour and then rolling the dice. Weigh them heavily enough and you regularly pick up the 3 points.

Where it comes unstuck is when you are playing a top side in a cup competition which scores first (think Liverpool in CL 2004/05) or when the quality of the 'lesser' teams starts to improve. The standard of the lesser teams in the PL now is better than it has ever been (it's just that over the last few years Man City and Liverpool have been far superior to anything the Premier League has seen before so people who just look at the numbers rather than the matches themselves can't see it) and so those odds aren't as good for Jose as they were before. If you're going into each game with an 80/20 chance then playing the odds is a far better strategy than when you go in with a 60/40 chance.
Freddy Nayeb
Freddy Nayeb:
Tottenham need someone like lukaku to help\challenge the current strikers and they could be 2x better.
Rob Graham
Rob Graham:
How many different stories could spurs have had
Freedelivery 85
Freedelivery 85:
Craig is the only one that supports Tottenham on here so I totally understand if he is mad at this performance
We all tired of seeing this at this point
John Godfrey
John Godfrey:
Do you remember when pogba and mourinho were having problem because of his defense way
Moe Lester
Moe Lester:
Spurs had chances to kill of the game but Fulham also had good chances, fair result in the end in my opinion.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Siddhartha Mukherjee:
every premier league matchday, craig is like , "please do not let it be man utd today, dan is gonna tear into me"
Darren Redden
Darren Redden:
Bale is living the good life. £500k a week for doing nothing...while the average Joe is wondering how to pay his electric and gas bills!!
Luke Watchorn
Luke Watchorn:
Was this title really necessary? I thought that it was just assumed at this point that Craig has sympathy for no one.
Prit Vanjara
Prit Vanjara:
Jose drop points and Craig can't get over Ole.
Jin P
Jin P:
obviously we need a change. drop sissoko back and utilize the players who were on the bench today,
Im starting to miss Poch 😞
Tymko C
Tymko C:
Jose is the man who didn't think both KDB and Salah were good enough to play for his team (Chelsea). He keeps Bale on the bench, Bale who makes more a week than 5 regular factory workers combined in a year. He keeps going with 4-2-3-1, with Kane up top, always 1 striker no matter the opponent. Predictable, too defensive minded and lacking football vision.
liverpool got draw with fulham too, 6 points not so much
Rory Blessington
Rory Blessington:
Top four will be (in order):
1) Liverpool
2) Man City
3) Leicester City
4) Spurs
(And 5th will be Southampton)
kelly James254
kelly James254:
If he continues throwing his players under the bus he will for sure loose the dressing room
Di Roy Sama
Di Roy Sama:
It's time people wake up and realise that it's not the team they thought it were.