Mourinho: Tottenham deserved more from Liverpool defeat
PUBLISHED: 12:37 12 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:09 12 January 2020
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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho believes his side deserved to take a point from their 1-0 defeat to Liverpool.
The Reds roared a massive 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League table thanks to Roberto Firmino's first half-strike, extending their unbeaten record to 38 league games.
But Mourinho insists his side should have taken something from the narrow loss.
"I think we deserved a point," said boss Jose Mourinho. "That's why I have a good feeling from the boys.
"We're talking about one of the best teams in the world at the maximum of their potential. We are a team with the difficulties you know. I think we deserved more."
Reds full-back Andy Robertson was perhaps fortunate to stay on the pitch after catching Spurs debutant Japhet Tanganga with a high tackle.
And Mourinho was quick to point out it was a far worse offence than the one which saw Heung-Min Son sent off against Chelsea recently.
He also felt hard done by that Firmino's goal seemed to come from a throw-in which should have been awarded to the home team.
"It was our throw-in from their goal," he said.
"From that they score a goal. But I am a player's coach, though, not a referees' coach, so I have to be a little upset with them, because yesterday we spent a lot of time working on defensive throw-ins."
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