Jamie Carragher claims that Tottenham backed off against Jose Mourinho and needs four or five players just to get back to where Mauricio Pochettino was.
- Mauricio Pochettino left Spurs last year and was replaced by Jose Mourinho
- But Jamie Carragher has doubts about their level under coach Mourinho
- He thinks they will need more hires under Mourinho than Pochettino
Jamie Carragher stated that Jose Mourinho took Spurs back and that they will need signings to get back to where they were under Mauricio Pochettino.
Mourinho was hired earlier this season to replace Pochettino after a difficult phase early in the campaign.
But before Argentina's fights, they reached the Champions League final and came close to winning the Premier League in previous seasons.
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Jamie Carragher said Jose Mourinho took Tottenham Hotspur back
Mauricio Pochettino (left) lost his job at the beginning of this campaign and was replaced by Mourinho
And Carragher now believes they are farther from a Mourinho title than their predecessor.
He told Sky Sports: 'I think Pochettino was one or two players from the championship win.
& # 39; Jose Mourinho now has, if he wants to play the way he wants, which is not what these players are used to playing, he needs four or five players just to get back to where Pochettino was.
Spurs and Mourinho fell in 1-0 loss to league leader Liverpool on Saturday
Gary Neville also suggested that he did not think most fans were in agreement with Mourinho's style of play.
The Sky Sports expert added: “We used to call these masterclass performances Mourinho, not him.
"I think the game has now changed to a point where, with the introduction of Pep Guardiola, what happened to Jurgen Klopp, the progressive styles of football, I'm not sure anymore – fans are accepting the pragmatic style of playing."
Spurs lost 1-0 to Liverpool on Saturday night and now rank eighth in the Premier League, nine points behind Chelsea in fourth.
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