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Mourinho delighted with 5-2 win at Southampton

Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, was left delighted with their 5-2 win at Southampton.

Heung-min Son struck four times, with Harry Kane providing all four assists before scoring himself.

Mourinho said: “We didn’t start bad at all. In the first 10 or 15 minutes we were good. After that we lost control.

“In the centre of our defensive area, we were a bit sloppy. We lost some duels. They got the ball behind us too easy. I was on the bench and thinking I would be happy to get in at 1-0.

“The goal gave us a different position in the game. In the second half, Harry Kane killed the game, the way he connected the game, the way he was dropping, he allowed Son Heung-min into attacking spaces. His performance was amazing.

“In the second half we were too good for them

“We know Southampton quite well – we played them four times last season, twice in the league and twice in the cup. [Former Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile] Hojbjerg helped us to analyse and understand the way they play. We knew they risk a lot.

“The full-backs leave a lot of space behind. By Harry Kane’s movement we killed them. He changed the game for me and of course Sonny.”

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On Dele Alli being left out, Mourinho explained, “It’s too many [people in the squad]. When you bring 18 players you leave eight players behind. Not easy for Dele or any of them. Of course [he is still part of Spurs’ plans].”

On new additions Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon, he added: “It’s unfair for me to speak about new signings today when this team won 5-2. When Gareth and Sergio belong to the team and they are ready to play then they will be our players.”

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