Tottenham coach Mourinho accuses players of lacking motivation after LASK draw 
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Tottenham coach Mourinho accuses players of lacking motivation after LASK draw 

Jose Mourinho was far from being impressed following Tottenham's 3-3 draw with LASK in the Europa League as he accused some of his players of lacking motivation. 

Spurs booked a place in the last 32 of the Europa League following a 3-3 draw with LASK but the north London side was not at its best in Austria. Spurs were dominated by LASK in the first half as the Austria club caused problems throughout, with Spurs keeper Joe Hart at fault for two of the goals. 

"Nothing new really," Mourinho responded when asked what he learned in their away trip. 

"The fact that the Europa League group phase doesn't motivate some of the players, I knew it. That some players are fundamental for us and I always need on the pitch in any circumstance, a couple of these players to give a little bit of balance to the team."

"As an example, (Pierre-Emile) Hojbjerg and Sonny, without them I don't think we would have a positive result. Nothing really that I learn. The players know and I share my feelings with them, I am normally right.

"When I saw the warm-up before the game I had a feeling and I told the players before the game that there was a huge difference in intensity, communication, and enthusiasm in their warm-up and our warm-up because I was looking at both. Nothing surprises me."

The Premier League leaders will now welcome Arsenal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. 

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