Fans pile on Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho after opening day defeat to Everton

Tottenham supporters and football fans alike piled pressure on Jose Mourinho after he suffered his first ever opening day defeat as a manager as Spurs fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Everton on Sunday.

The home side were far from their best as a new look Everton side remained on top for most of the 90 minutes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before and after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s strike in the second half.

Spurs looked to get back into the game as Mourinho threw on attacking options, but always looked like they were a step or two behind Everton.

And fans were quick to turn on Mourinho, who ended a quite incredible run of 18 season opening games unbeaten, on Twitter.

“So Tottenham really sacked Pochettino for Mourinho?” one asked.

A second put: “Tottenham are not making it out the hood with Mourinho. No matter how much they want to dream.”

“Jose Mourinho is so finished. His sides get outplayed all the time,” added a third.

While a fourth predicted: “No way Mourinho finishes this season as Tottenham head coach.”

However, some defended Mourinho, insisting the poor performance was a learning curve for the Portuguese.

“It's one game lads,” wrote one. “Mourinho will take this game as a learning lesson.

“The quicker we're exposed the quicker we can fix problems. On to the next one.”

Mourinho said after the game that his side were nowhere near good enough to compete with Everton, but blamed some of the poor showing on a lack of quality pre-season.

“I didn't like my team,” said Mourinho. “I didn't like that so many referees on the touchline allow a free-kick to be taken five metres ahead of where it should be. That creates a different opportunity. I can complain now because I was complaining after the goal.

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“In the second half we were poor after the goal. We weren't physically strong and lacked in intensity."

“The players who didn't have pre-season, we don't have now the possibility to give them a pre-season but we have a lot of matches now to play consecutively and we have to use these matches, not just to win them and the knockout ones are obviously decisive ones with everything decided in 120 minutes or even penalties, and try to use this to improve the form of some players because some of them were really in trouble.”

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