Mourinho responds to Merson’s criticism


Arsenal Legend, Paul Merson slammed Jose Mourinho’s style of play and said it is the reason why Kane would leave the North London Club after the end of this current campaign.

And the Portuguese was quick to give a response, “I feel a bit strange at some analysis and some comments, especially as it looks for me that have started from Paul [Merson]. I have to say I respect a lot of people like him and because I respect him a lot, I want to be nice in my answer. I don’t think he’s ready for a bad answer so I try to be nice and say something that people can think a little bit. First of all, Harry played his first game for six months, and if you watch and analyse the game, compared Harry Kane with Anthony Martial. It was a game of many chances, it was a game where the two strikers had a lot of chances. Do you give credit to my defence for Martial’s game, do you give credit to the United defence for the occasions we create or didn’t create? You have to look at it in a balanced approach. Harry doesn’t play a game for six months. The record of goals that Harry has for me is easy for me. Go to your data and it’s easy to see how many matches he played with me and how many goals he scored before his injury. I had a few strikers that played for me and they’re not bad. I have a guy called (Didier) Drogba he played for me for four seasons, he scored 186 goals an average 46 goals per season”.

Tottenham had to settle for a draw against Manchester United in their first game of the restart.