FORMER ARSENAL midfielder Paul Merson believes Tottenham are the worst team to watch in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho.
The Sky pundit delivered his damning verdict following Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday evening.
Mourinho’s style of play has been criticised by many in the pastCredit: AFP
Merson is not a fan of what he’s seeing at TottenhamCredit: Getty – Contributor
In his Sky Sports column, Merson wrote: “Tottenham are the worst team in the Premier League to watch, at the moment.
“We’ve all seen teams play like this, of course we have, but not with the quality of squad Spurs have. I was so disappointed in Spurs. I could not believe what I was watching.
“Even West Brom are going and having a go. Newcastle went to Everton and had a go. It’s just hope football. Hope that they score first and then they have something to play for.”
Tottenham have slipped to mid-table after losing their last three Premier League games.
It is the first time they have lost three in a row since 2012.
Mourinho’s side were top of the league as recently as December following a 2-0 win against Arsenal.
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But Spurs now sit just one place above their North London rivals in ninth and could struggle to qualify for Europe.
There are rumours Mourinho could be sacked if results don’t improve, with Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers the bookies’ favourite.
The Portuguese coach has hit back at his critics, highlighting Spurs’ lack of trophies in recent years.
Since 1990 they have won just one FA Cup and two League Cups, although they did reach the Champions League final in 2019 under previous manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho said: “I put pressure on myself every day. I don’t need others to put pressure on me.
“So since 2012 without three defeats in a row? But since when without a title? Maybe I can give one.”
Gareth Bale, 31, has failed to deliver since re-joining Tottenham in the summerCredit: AFP
Tottenham will face Manchester City in the League Cup final on April 25.
They have also reached the last 32 of the Europa League and will face Everton in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday.
Injured Harry Kane will miss the tie, but he may be fit to face Manchester City on February 13.
The England captain has not featured since hurting both his ankles during Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on January 28.
Mourinho has also been without Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli and Sergio Reguilon of late, while Gareth Bale has struggled for fitness since re-joining the club.