Jose Mourinho told his “childish” behaviour towards Tottenham stars is “not healthy”

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Jose Mourinho has been told that his "childish" behaviour towards Tottenham players is not healthy.

It comes after Spurs were defeated in the Europa League following a 1-0 loss to Royal Antwerp in Belgium.

Lior Refaelov netted the only goal of the match early in the first-half and the away side could not muster a reply.

Tottenham fielded a decent side which only got stronger at half-time when Mourinho chucked Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son on.

But it did not change their fortunes and they did not even manage a shot on target in the second-half.

Mourinho was fuming after the match, telling his underperforming stars that they did not deserve to win.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was not happy with his players

He also posted on Instagram page, captioning a solemn picture of himself: "Bad perfomances deserve bad results. Hope everyone in this bus is as upset as I am. Tomorow 11 AM training."

In the BT Sport studio, Martin Keown debated with Owen Hargreaves over the manner in which The Special One reacted, insisting he has been childish.

Hargreaves said he liked the fact Mourinho told the press how he felt, but Keown disagreed.

He said: "In the dressing room surely? I'm not happy with it being so public.

"Maybe he didn't say anything [in the dressing room]. We hear that he didn't say anything and just walked out and left the players.

"I don't think my respect grows for the manager. Some of those players would have been wounded at half-time when they were taken off, the likes of Dele Alli.

"You feel it don't you – maybe my career is over at Spurs. But it's part of a collective, it can happen. I don't think the players that came on were any better."

The matter of responding on social media arose, while Mourinho was guilty of a similar sort of reaction when Spurs conceded three late goals in their 3-3 draw against West Ham earlier this month.

Gareth Bale failed to impact the game as Spurs fell to a 1-0 defeat vs Royal Antwerp

When Hargreaves asked whether he would follow his manager on Instagram, Keown replied: "Well I'm not going to follow him but it's like, is this how we're going to communicate?

"If you want to talk to me, talk to my face. What are you doing posting stuff?

"When it was 3-3 against West Ham apparently he didn't speak to the players about it for four or five days but said an awful lot to the media.

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"These are messages and I just think, keep it in house. It's a bit churlish, childish sometimes what you're hearing.

"Because players have to keep their mouth shut but he can say whatever he wants publicly. I'd rather keep it within the dressing room.

"If I'm not good enough I'll accept that. But I want to work hard to get back in the team, let's keep it healthy. I don't think that's healthy."

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