sport news Mourinho accuses his Spurs players of being 'too nice' after defeat to Wolves

Jose Mourinho accused his Tottenham stars of being 'too nice' as their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were dealt another major blow.

Having led twice, Spurs slumped to defeat against Wolves - their second consecutive loss in the Premier League.

The result leaves Tottenham five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, who occupy the final guaranteed slot of next season's Champions League.

Jose Mourinho accused his Tottenham players of being 'too nice' after defeat to Wolves

Jose Mourinho accused his Tottenham players of being 'too nice' after defeat to Wolves

Spurs European hopes took a hit after they were beaten 3-2 after taking the lead twice

Spurs European hopes took a hit after they were beaten 3-2 after taking the lead twice

And Mourinho believes his team are not streetwise enough and have been punished for not displaying more of a nasty streak.

'I think we were punished, not just today on the second and third goal, but for quite a long time because we don't have that aggression, ruthlessness.

'I think we are too good, too nice. That was the only thing that made a difference to the game. Otherwise I think the team was really good.

'We didn't have one single problem apart from Wolves' individual qualities. So it's an unfair result, totally unfair.

'They have Raul Jimenez yes, a fantastic player, and they have that incredible counter attack which is very difficult to stop, especially if you don't have the mentality they showed.

'For example in the first minute of the game, Ruben Neves makes a tackle on Lucas [Moura], who is going to counter attack. In the last minute they did the same with [Leander] Dendoncker, which the referee gave a yellow card. I think that's the way a team has to play football. That's the way they did.'

Since his arrival as Mauricio Pochettino's replacement, Mourinho has twice come within touching distance of fourth, only to watch his team lose ground as they moved within one game of their former club..

Victory against Wolves would have cut the deficit to Chelsea to just two points - instead it is Wolves, who have moved into sixth, who can smell the the Blues' blood.

Mourinho claimed the result was 'totally unfair' and said they were 'punished'

Mourinho claimed the result was 'totally unfair' and said they were 'punished' 

New signing Steven Bergwijn gave Spurs the lead that didn't last very long on home soil

New signing Steven Bergwijn gave Spurs the

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