Roy Keane believes Jose Mourinho was enjoying thoughts video games by claiming his Tottenham gamers have been disillusioned with solely selecting up a degree towards London rivals Chelsea on Sunday.
The 2 sides performed out a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge, a end result which sees stay prime of the Premier League on aim distinction forward of reigning champions Liverpool.
Talking after the sport, the Portuguese informed Sky Sports activities. “A draw at Stamford Bridge is normally a optimistic factor and staying prime of the league can also be a optimistic factor.
“However my dressing room isn’t pleased with that and that’s unbelievable. It’s a whole change of mentality and persona.”
Keane, nonetheless, refuted Mourinho’s post-match remarks with fellow pundit and former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in settlement with the Manchester United legend.
Keane stated: “Jose’s on concerning the gamers being pretty disillusioned within the dressing room, however they need to be delighted.
“That is [practically] the identical group who completed sixth final season and celebrated like they’d received the league and Jose was skipping down the tunnel.
“He’s enjoying thoughts video games; I believe he’d be delighted with that. Chelsea have been the higher group, notably within the second half the place they’d the higher probabilities. He’ll be delighted with that time. He’s simply enjoying video games.”
Hasselbaink commented: “He’s completely delighted. Actually. He loves it. Usually Spurs come to the Bridge and so they lose.
“They received away with one level at present, that’s a giant plus. These gamers are glad within the altering room as a result of they’re nonetheless prime of the league.
“There was nothing there for them at present. They didn’t deserve something. They received away with a degree.”
There was one matter that the pair didn’t agree on although – Tottenham’s title hopes this season.
When quizzed on whether or not Mourinho can lead Spurs to a primary title since 1961, Keane stated: “He’s performed it earlier than and his CV is unbelievable, however I don’t suppose this group of gamers he has at Spurs is sweet sufficient to win the title.
“They’ve received the X-Issue with Mourinho and Kane. They have been hanging on on the finish then. I believe Spurs are on for an excellent season. however there’s a giant distinction in attempting to win the league title.”
Hasselbaink responded: “That’s the place I disagree with you Keano. For those who take a look at their particular person squad, player-by participant, they’ve received [Gareth] Bale on the bench, they’ve received Dele Alli who will not be concerned.
“I believe they’ve lots. I’ve by no means seen them with a greater squad and I’ve additionally by no means seen them been so skilled of their method of video games and their recreation administration. And that may take you far.
“He’s very pragmatic. He takes a degree right here and when he must win he’ll win.
“He does it ugly, however he does it. That’s what Mourinho is about – he’s a serial winner.”
“I’ll have a guess with you,” Keane quipped.
“Liverpool are nonetheless the group to beat,” Hasselbaink chuckled in response.
Keane, as he usually does, had the ultimate phrase: “And Man Metropolis. Man Metropolis are stronger than Spurs.”