Jose Mourinho says crashing out of the Champions League is good for Tottenham

Jose Mourinho says crashing out of the Champions League can be good for Tottenham .

The north Londoners lost 3-0 to RB Leipzig in Germany on Tuesday night.

Spurs looked toothless and offered little going forward.

Marcel Sabitzer, the Leipzig captain, bagged a brace inside the first 21 minutes.

World Cup winner Hugo Lloris should have done far better with both efforts, but calamitous defending proceeded both goals.

Emil Forsberg capped off a fine performance three minutes from time with the third and final goal of the night.

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Speaking after the clash, Mourinho suggested it’s for the best that his side won’t be going any further in the competition.

“I think probably it’s good,” he told BT Sport.

“Sometimes difficult moments are moments that can prepare the future in a better way.

“Of course, there is nobody to blame when it looks like in every match we have a traumatic injury.

“And every traumatic injury ends that ends with months and months.

“Just before the first game against Leipzig we lost Son. And we lost Bergwijn before [tonight’s game].

“I don’t want to speak about the ones we lost, so, so long ago. That’s the history of this season.”

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BT Sport pundit and Spurs legend Glenn Hoddle has begun to question if Mourinho is on the decline.

“I don’t know if it’s [the game] moved on and he hasn’t,” he said.

“Let’s be fair I don’t think the squad was as good as he thought it was going to be at Tottenham. He’s had his key players taken away from him so actually he’s got to do better with the players that he’s got.

“That is his problem at this moment in time. He hasn’t sort of pushed himself to the limits tactically to come up with something where he’s going to get the best out of this squad at this moment in time.

“That might come later down the line but he might need another transfer window to get some more players in that he wants. Whether the game’s moved on I’m not sure.

“I’ll tell you what I do worry as a Spurs man, I do wonder whether he’s got self doubts now which he’s never had in his career.”

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