- Dec 16, 2010
Mourinho gamble allows Tottenham front four to run riot – The Athletic
But this was the first time that Mourinho has played Ndombele and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as the two without a Lamela or Moussa Sissoko there as extra protection and ballast. Instead, Mourinho went for four pure forwards in front of the midfield. Whatever you might think about Mourinho’s style of play, he is not shy about putting goalscorers on the pitch. Some people might rather have had Giovani Lo Celso or Dele Alli in that No 10 role, but Tottenham could not have fielded a more attacking line-up than this.