Tottenham suffered yet another Premier League defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday where they were beaten 3-2 at Tottenham New Stadium.
That came a week after losing 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The results place Spurs seventh on the log with 40 points, five away from the fourth-placed Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho took over the helm at Spurs in November last year from Mauricio Pochettino, who was fired after a series of a poor run.
And Mourinho was appointed with the hope to revive the club, an achievement that may take a bit longer to be realized.
But what went wrong?
A feeling has been doing around from club’s supporters that the whole imbroglio at the camp began when the Portuguese decided to offload Spurs’ longtime left-back Danny Rose on loan to Newcastle United.
The Englishman made over 200 appearances for the north Londoners and established his place in the first team. However, since Jose Mourinho’s arrival, Rose started just once in the Premier League and he quickly knew that he didn’t have a future under the new boss.
Ben Davies came back from injuries and took Rose’s place since then. But statistics seem to betray the Welshman. The Welshman has now started each of Tottenham’s last four games in all competitions and his performances have been underwhelming, to say the least.
In those matches, Davies lost possession 67 times, 46 of those coming in the defeats to Chelsea and Wolves. His average passing accuracy in the two games is just over 64%, which is simply not good enough for a player in a team aiming to be among the league’s best. (SofaScore)
Stats give Rose an upper hand in terms of tackles, key passes, interceptions and crosses. And Rose is now doing better at his new club while Mourinho is struggling with the same.
Could it be that Mourinho made a mistake to make a prompt decision of releasing Rose early?