Tottenham Hotspur were dumped out of the Champions League after they were resoundingly beaten on Tuesday evening.
It only compounds more woe on Jose Mourinho as his side have exited all cup competitions and now only have the Premier League to play for, where they currently sit seven points behind the top four.
But the Portuguese boss has done himself no favours, which has been encapsulated by the following image…
Just needs that second bank of four to complete his bus 🚌 pic.twitter.com/RWh4lHe7rT
— Kevin Coulson (@kev_coulson) March 10, 2020
It depicts Spurs’ downfall perfectly – the back four are completely bunched up inside the penalty area and aren’t quick to close down the five Leipzig players that had surrounded the box.
There’s also no sign of the midfield or any support from further up the pitch.
Mourinho’s current system has allowed this to happen. His teams are left wide open with gaps for the opposition to exploit, and that’s exactly what the Bundesliga outfit did last night.
Such a big flaw is perhaps a shock to some, considering the 57-year-old is always been regarded as the ‘1-0’ manager who can grind out results through astute defensive-minded tactics.
Spurs have lost five of their last six in all competitions, but not all the blame can be attributed to injuries, some of that has to fall on the manager.