Mourinho slams ex-Man Utd ace after Spurs comeback with Ajax
Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/05/2019
Jose Mourinho slammed former Manchester United star Daley Bind and Matthijs de Ligt after Tottenham Hotspurs dramatic comeback win against Ajax on Wednesday night.The Dutch outfit appeared on course to reach first Champions League final in thirtheen years as they scored twice in the first half in Johan Cruyff Arena to lead 3-0 on aggregate. But Brazil international Lucas Moura netted three times in the second half which was completed in the sixth minute of injury time and book Spurs’ place June 1 final in Madrid.But Mourinho was not happy with Ajax’s approach after they gained such a comfortable advantage and accused them of treating the second half ‘like they were playing Vitesse in the Eredivisie League’. The former Manchester United coach also believes Blind and De Ligt were at fault for the lack of defensive organisation shown by Ajax. Asked if Ajax needed to change their philosophy when they were leading 3-0 on aggregate, Mourinho told beIN Sports: "For me, yes."For me, the philosophy is what makes a team grow up in a direction. ‘Every team grows up, you need that base, you need that philosophy, you need that style of play adapted to the quality of the players. "Ajax deserve all the credit for that and all the admiration of people like us who love football, and we give them the credit they deserve. "But football is a sporting battle and in battles you need strategy. ‘And to win matches, especially special matches, for special matches you need sometimes not to be tied to your philosophy."Sometimes you even need to go against your philosophy to win a football match ‘And I think if Ajax, in the second half, hide their weaknesses better, but everybody knows their weaknesses, they have to cope with that.