Mourinho Blasts Man City’s Defensive Tactics In Loss To Liverpool

By Daily Sports on November 11, 2019

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Jose Mourinho thinks his old adversary Pep Guardiola got his tactics wrong in Manchester City ’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.

Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane meant Bernardo Silva’s late consolation goal counted for nothing as Liverpool stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points – and nine over fourth-placed City.

While Liverpool weren’t at their rampant best, City’s makeshift defence never looked confident , and Mourinho thought they were set up all wrong.

“Let’s forget the last time I played here, because the last time I played here, I lost 3-1 and I was sacked,” he admitted on Sky Sports.

“But apart from that one, every time I’ve played against Liverpool and I had a team that was not as good as Liverpool, I was always concerned about the distances between my four defenders.

“When a team plays like they do, with [Roberto] Firmino dropping in between the lines and creating doubts, and when Salah and Mane want to go in between the gaps, you have to play more than ever with a very short distance between your four defenders.

“Liverpool scored two goals. One between [Kyle] Walker and [John] Stones, and one between Fernandinho and Angelino. I cannot say more than that.”

When asked if he thought the goals City conceded were avoidable, Mourinho simply said: “For me, yes. It’s very difficult. It’s very difficult, but you have to try.” (Goal)

•PHOTO: Jose Mourinho 

Source Daily Sports

Posted November 11, 2019


 

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