Best post match interview with Mourinho

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    RedTillI'mDead A Key Tool

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    Just saw his interview after the Bournemouth game and said a lot of intelligent points. Showed control, poise, was realistic, but positive.



    That's the Mourinho I want to see more of.

    You might say easier to say after a win, but he knew we were lucky in first half and he spoke well without blame, but whilst still making a good point to kick the general team up the arse.
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    The best bit was him calling a spade a spade and saying that we were defensively awful.
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    minoo-utd Full Member

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    He is still shit and when we need him to pick the team and players up he fails everytime.
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    Andersons Dietician Full Member

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    Yeah I thought he was pretty good and for once it was quite insightful.
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    SER19 Full Member

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    There’s multi page threads about single quotes without context, absolutely hammering him. So why not
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    Could some one please post it here
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    RedTillI'mDead A Key Tool

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    We were terrible first half and won it in the second with his subs making the difference.....

    So a bad time to say fails "everytime"
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    If he's not saying anything about why we don't start games being positive, I'm not interested. "We are defensively awful', why not attack then?
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    RedTillI'mDead A Key Tool

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    The interviewer tried to bait him a little about the Portuguese swear words and he didn't react. This is quite an important point.

    Everything about this interview to me shows a tweak in style. It's almost like he has been having management coaching. I've been on a similar course very recently and the slight tweak in how you say and react to things can have a massive impact on influence.

    It's this general feeling which is why I thought it was worthy of a thread. It could be that we'll be seeing more of this Mourinho. It's been starting over a few weeks, but today I felt was the epitome given the approach he might have previously taken to blaming individuals, moaning about bad lineman decision, etc.
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    RedTillI'mDead A Key Tool

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    There is some truth to this. He seems to be missing the old adage of the best defence can often be attack
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    I can't get my head the reasoning of us being shite then turn it out 180 degrees second half to be on the manager. It's not like he's holding controller and puts us on "park the bus" then change tactics to "all out attack" while playing Fifa. That drastic change between both halves can't be down to the manager imo. Beside, he looked very frustrated with our performance in the first half as well so how he'll set the team to play that way ? Can't get that reasoning.

    Both first and second half are due to players imo. We're simply a too arrogant of a team that starts the game feeling we have the right nevermind that we need a shocker to wake up and start playing. I'm going to blame Mourinho for failing to change this attitude though.
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    The Man Himself asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.

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    Given the shit threads which pop up in dozens after defeat blaming Mourinho, for a change we can have a positive one. I know caftards hate positivity, but still.
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    iluvoursolskjær Full Member

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    I start being positive by saying it's impossible to play worse than we did :lol: dunno why but that made me almost lol
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Did you not watch the video? He clarified what he meant by "defensively", ie an umbrella term to pressing the players and winning the second balls etc. He went out of his way to say he didnt mean his defenders.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    I don't mean the defenders either. I think our CBs get too much flack, we do nothing to protect them. But saying that, we clearly went out to contain. That much is clear to see.
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    Kapardin New Member

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    He was spot on with the subs and tactics today. Let down by defense and poor finishing, we should have won this 3 or 4-0. So good to praise him for things he does right.

    Hope he had a good word for Martial.
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    Andycoleno9 Full Member

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    He wants from us to high press. Just as i thought.
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    Thought he was great.
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    He treid to bait Rashford into commenting on being a sub rather than a starter too, Marcus didn't bite either.
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    haram New Member

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    Do you think he tells the team not to defend and just attack in the second half of games over and over?
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    No, we didn't. To attack we needed to win the ball quicker and press them more. This is what he was upset about re. the first half. If you win the second balls and retain possession, you will build attacks like the second half. He brought Herrera on to do just that when he knew it wasn't working from the get-go.

    Jose doesn't go to Bournemouth just to contain. I know he's more defensive than Klopp or Pep, but the man always tries to get the 3 points against these sides. He made it very clear that we were shite in the first half and off the ball weren't quick enough or alert enough and you've somehow decided to spin that as an "attack then, innit" sort of weird argument. They aren't mutually exclusive, you know.
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    I don't think he instructed the team to not attack. Our players just played like headless chickens unable to string 2 passes together.
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    the most positive thing you'll ever hear from him :lol:
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    I can't get my head around it either. I can't imagine the players go out there thinking "we are going to stand off and play with a low block, then if we concede, we push up". It doesn't make sense to me. Only someone on the training pitch can 100% say who's responsible. I am past looking for blame, the manager is not going anywhere anytime soon. I am just dying for it to stop.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    I don't know what he tells them and I don't know who is responsible. What I know is that for some goddamned reason, we start games with a low block then progressively push up as time goes or after we concede. It's killing us.
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    I didn't say they think like that though.

    What I said is our players usually look awfully confident of winning from the go that they start half arsed thinking they'll get the winner regardless as they're better, then they get a shocker and wake up to realize they have to actually work for the win. That's the reason for the so many false downs we are getting ever since LVG was here. A good run of games while we're under pressure then followed by awful performance and results when the pressure is off. Happened several times under both managers. Our players simply seem to need a kick in the arse to work for the win imo.

    I can't get my head that any manager in the world will tell his players to start the game playing negative from the get go while expressing frustration with this the whole half then post game with what we did. Makes more sense when we're up and resort back to defend, that you can say it's manager's instructions but starting negative from the get go while getting annoyed by it on the touchline ? Doesn't make any sense.
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    Surely coming back and doing better in the second half is picking the team up?
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    I think we try to manage the game in parts. This defence doesn’t have it in them to play a high line or a low block for the entire game. If we are going to start games lower down the pitch they should be able to do that for at least 15-20 mins while we try to control the game. We dont press as hard as other teams and should have more energy in the last 20 minutes. Then again, there is also a problem where we are wasteful with our counters anyway.
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    wait till he loses
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    He kicked some bottles in the match I guess. Ban coming up.
    FA will be itching to get back at him
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    Thought he said that he did not understand why especially after what he said was a positive weeks training and a good warm up.

    Managers cannot control everything whatever some people think. The intensity is very much down to the players as are the annoying mistakes.

    His comments sounded spot on to me. Far better than a few weeks ago where he was all over the place.
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    Based on what did you get to that conclusion? If anything the line up was very positive and attacking minded.
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    david bazley New Member

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    If we had lost he would have been his usual nutty self
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    Great interview. It clearly the mindset of the players thats the problem. I don't think the manager is asking them to play defensively for first 30 mins.
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    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    "Hopefully not Portuguese swear words haha if you'll excuse the pun!"

    Should've headbutted him.
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    Defence means everything without the ball, attack everything with the ball. Which has been the cause of a lot of confusion as not all fans see it that way.
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Yeah but in that video he clarified what he meant, ie consistent with your interpretation, and fans still seemed to think there was something wrong with it. He will continue to lose even if he wins for a while.

    Anyway I'm glad he agreed the first half was rubbish. I'm sure hel address quicker starts in future games. Won't hold my breath vs city though!
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    And a second headbutt for that pathetic attempt at a joke not even remotely being a pun.
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    He is manipulating people into thinking he is not just an object to aim hatred towards. And the gullible sheeps believe him. Typical