Jamie O’Hara has called out Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho for his decision to play Moussa Sissoko as a winger last night in the draw against Fulham.
Spurs had to settle for a point on Wednesday night after drawing 1-1 at home to Fulham in the Premier League.
Harry Kane gave the hosts the advantage in the first-half with his 18th goal of the season in all competitions, but the visitors responded with Ivan Cavaleiro’s header in the 74th minute.
It means that Spurs have just six points from their last six league matches to slide down the table, as at one point they were at the summit.
O’Hara was confused by Mourinho’s selection in Fulham contest, in particular why he started Frenchman Sissoko in a wide position.
The 31-year-old is a powerful central midfielder by trade and ended up playing that position later in the game, but started as a right-winger where he doesn’t have extra guile going forward.
My question is why play sissoko right midfield, when you have Bale, Moura and Lamela, he’s realised now and put him back in midfield but don’t understand it #TOTFUL
— Jamie Ohara (@Mrjamieohara1) January 13, 2021
Sissoko as a wide player can perhaps make sense playing against an elite opponent that will dominate the ball, but against Fulham it looked an extremely defensive move.
His inclusion on the right wing must have been a real kick in the teeth for substitutes Erik Lamela, Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura.
Mourinho has two of his front three fixed with Kane and Heung-Min Son, but he’s still waiting for one individual to really grab control of the position on the right.
After dropping more points in midweek, questions are starting to be asked about the negative approach.