Garth Crooks has claimed he’s not a fan of Jose Mourinho’s style at Tottenham, but is willing to “suffer” it if they continue to produce victories like they did over the weekend.
Despite defeat on the opening day of the Premier League season, Spurs bounced back to earn their first points on Sunday in a high-scoring win against Southampton.
The North London club ended up 5-2 winners at St Mary’s away to Southampton, as their frontmen produced an attacking masterclass on the counter attack.
Heung-Min Son scored four goals for the visitors and all were assisted by teammate Harry Kane, while the England captain also got on the scoresheet himself late on.
Spurs conceded less possession in the Southampton match, but were ruthless on the ball and caused so many problems on the counter.
BBC pundit and ex-Spurs forward Crooks has explained he’s prepared to put up with Mourinho’s style if they produce wins.
“I must admit, I don’t like Jose Mourinho’s style of football – but if he wins matches like that every week, I’ll suffer it,” Crooks told BBC Sport.
Mourinho’s pragmatic approach doesn’t go down well with a large portion of Spurs fans, especially as their last manager Mauricio Pochettino played with such enthusiasm and had an attack-minded approach.
But Mourinho is a serial winner who knows how to get results and is concerned with a solid foundation at the back.
His successful teams over the years with the like of Real Madrid and Chelsea have still been electric going forward, but just with a better balance to the XI with a strong backline.
Spurs could become even more dangerous on the counter now with new loan signing Gareth Bale and it will be intriguing to see how he fits into the side.