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Tanguy Ndombele, Paul Pogba and 8 other players Jose Mourinho has publicly criticised - in pictures

The Tottenham manager is never afraid to voice individual criticism of his players

It wasn't a question of if, but when Jose Mourinho started publicly laying into his Tottenham Hotspur players.

The Portuguese manager had been remarkably refrained since taking the job in November.

But after five matches without a win, the knives were out following their 1-1 draw at Burnley. And on the receiving end was club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele, who was substituted at half-time after a performance which, by the sounds of it, lacked pretty much everything.

Mourinho has a track record when it comes to naming and shaming the players whom he is none too impressed with.

It doesn't matter if you're a World Cup winner (Paul Pogba), recent purchase or a young player still finding their feet (Luke Shaw). If the serial winner doesn't like what he sees then expect a tongue-lashing to the media.

Check out the 10 players on the receiving end of Mourinho's criticism in the slideshow at the top.

Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Tottenham at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on March 7, 2020. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / AFP / Lindsey Parnaby / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications.
Jose Mourinho gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham. AFP

Updated: March 8, 2020 01:07 PM

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