Mourinho blasts players' agents after Aston Villa win
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Mourinho blasts players' agents after Aston Villa win

Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has hit out on players’ agents following their win over Aston Villa on Sunday.

Mourinho who has been under pressure after being eliminated from the Europa League saw his side beat Villa 2-0 to lift the gloom in the team this coming after he accused his players of not following the rules and lacking professionalism during their defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.

There were reports that the Spurs team were pulling in different directions and speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Mourinho appeared to have agreed to the suggestions.

"Football nowadays is not easy in relation to that. The selfishness is around, the individual interests are around, the agents are around, the connections between agents and press are around.

"And instead of developing a feeling of a team, empathy, 'I do for you, you do for me', 'I win if I play 90 minutes, I win if I am in the stands'. This is something that you need time to develop in a group. Nowadays you need time because society and the psychological profile of younger people is not an easy one.

"For me, more than thinking about what position we are going to finish, whether we are going to win the (Carabao Cup) Final, is to try to develop this spirit that we need. But I cannot do it alone. I have to do it with my club. I have to do it with my players in the dressing room. But tonight I am really happy with what they did," Mourinho said.