Paul Merson has claimed on The Football Show, which was broadcast on Sky Sports, that he can sense Jose Mourinho is becoming frustrated at Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho initially joined Spurs and was very positive in his first few press conferences.
However, Merson feels that the Portuguese boss has become more and more impatient as time has progressed, with Spurs struggling for results.
“I think he gets frustrated very quickly,” Merson said. “When he came in he was very quickly and he brought Dier off after 20 minutes, but after he said ‘he’s a great player, he understands the game, I had to do that’. He said all the right things.
“About two months later he brings Dele Alli off, Alli has the hump and he says ‘oh he needs to play better, if he was playing any good he wouldn’t have been taken off’.
“I think he’s lost that patience a little bit more now. He’s a winner, he’s not a third or fourth merchant. He’s a Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy kind of player and he wants to win the big stuff.”
Mourinho did spark an initial improvement at Tottenham, but he just hasn’t been able to guide Spurs into the top four.
In fairness to the three-time Premier League-winning boss he has had a seriously tough time with injuries.
Mourinho has seen Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Moussa Sissoko all ruled out for a considerable period of time, which affected Tottenham’s form.
The trio have, at least, recovered now and Spurs should be a much stronger team when the Premier League restarts.
Mourinho’s side’s first game back in action comes against Manchester United in just under two weeks.