EPL: Mourinho claims he was ‘happy’ to concede against Crystal Palace
Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that he was happy to see his side concede against Crystal Palace on the stroke of half-time.
According to him, it gave them the impetus to go on and deliver a resounding victory in the Premier League.
Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both scored twice, to ensure that Christian Benteke’s equaliser in injury-time just before the break did not have any effect on the result.
“When you concede in the last minute of the first half, the tendency is to go into the dressing room with bad feelings and start the second half moaning about the goal.
I told them at half-time I was very happy with the goal we conceded. They think I was crazy! It was proof to the players if you lose control and start dropping, it’s difficult to keep a clean sheet.
“That 1-1 put us in a position where we had to go forward. I think I passed the feeling to the players. They were relaxed and optimistic,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.