Here is Jose Mourinho
“I’m disappointed with the performance, yes. In the first half we had the best chances, a couple of important saves from Pickford. In the second half, when they scored, we couldn’t create and they dominated the game. The fight started in the way. in which we pressed, or in the way we didn’t press – it was very, very poor. It was a lazy pressure and when you let them play from behind they are comfortable. Nevertheless, I repeat that in the first half we had some good moments.
“The goal was a bit strange. That’s no excuse for the result, but with so many referees on the pitch it’s incredible to be able to kick a free-kick five meters from where the foul occurred. Five meters in the crossing position makes a huge difference. But I don’t want to dwell too much on this incident.
“Due to a very strange pre-season, some of my players are not in good shape. But congratulations to my good friend Carlo and Everton. “
Here is Abdoulaye Doucoure “It’s a dream start for all of us. The week was brilliant, the coach was focused on the game and we are very happy to win. I have only trained three times with the team but kept fit to be ready for this match and the coach has had faith in me, I am very happy.
“I am sure we will have good results this season. We want to enter Europe, this is our main goal. Today is just the beginning, but it is a good victory against a good team.”
“I know it’s early” says Dom Salmon, “but as a Spurs fan I’d like to apologize to everyone in the world, not just football fans, for the absolutely useless dross we’re going to inflict on you this season. I mean sure, it’s going to be inches of column because, you know “Jose.” But we’re sorry you may end up reading it, instead of, I don’t know, spending time with your kids, your family, friends you haven’t seen in ages.
“And there are the real” games “themselves. Again, could you pair socks, make tax returns, create fences? Stuff definitely useful. But no, you probably WILL NOT, and instead watch us as we serve anemic and pedestrian bilge, week after week. Even if you flip the channels on Amazon, there’s no escape. And me for one, I’m sorry it came to this. “
It has been an exceptional work day for Everton, both the result and the performance. Their new signings have all been excellent and played with purpose and order that was missing for much of last season. For the Spurs, it was a little smelly, and Jose Mourinho has a rare old face as he walks towards the tunnel.
Full time: Tottenham 0-1 Everton
Peep peep! Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s impressive header gives Everton a well-deserved victory over a listless Spurs.
90 + 3 min Hojbjerg’s suspended high cross is firmly claimed by Pickford.
90 + 2 min Tom Davies replaces the impressive James Rodriguez, who decorated the match with moments of class.
90 min Davies’ quick cross is slightly poorly controlled by Son, which allows Allan to carry him forward and free himself. He made a really solid game.
88 min Moise Kean replaces goal scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
86 min There is still no urgency in the Spurs game, it’s all very strange.
85 min Richarlison and Hojbjerg both fell in pain after a foul by the latter, causing some shoving from players on both sides. Hojbjerg is booked.
84 min Doucoure slipped a good pass for Calvert-Lewin, whose sharp shot from the edge of the box was too close to Lloris.
81 min Kane sends a straight header into Pickford’s arms from Davies’ cross. This is a little better from Spurs.
81 min Son’s corner was headed by Alderweireld’s near post and was hit by Davies out of balance. Richarlison clearly understands from inside the six-yard box.
78 min Son’s corner is headed over by Kane, under pressure from Calvert-Lewin. It wasn’t a great possibility.
77 min Everton probably can’t believe how easy it was, especially since they went 1-0 up. The spurs were deplorable.
76 min “The MBM feed here in the US is about 30 seconds ahead of the NBC Peacock feed,” says Mary Waltz, “or you’re the fastest typer in the world.”
I wear my genius lightly.
75 min Pickford flies off his line to throw a clear punch after Doherty repeats a header across the area. It’s time for another Spurs change: Tanguy Ndombele replaces Doherty.
74 min It’s all Everton. Coleman cuts on the fly from 25 yards but is too close to Lloris and saves comfortably.
72 min Another nice shot from Richarlison, who runs to Doherty, cuts in and curls a shot just to the side of the far post. It was closer than the last one, although it was also a better chance as it was only 12 yards.
71 min It was an impressive and controlled performance from Everton, who seem much more organized and purposeful than last season.
69 min On the other hand, Richarlison cuts in Sissoko and fires a curling shot that goes a few meters from the far post. It was a decent effort, even if Lloris didn’t seem overly concerned.
69 min Lucas Moura did well to make a header on goal from Davies’ cross. Pickford crosses his line to make a comfortable save. This is the Spurs’ first attempt at goal since half-time.
65 min Gary Neville is involved in Spurs on Sky Sports. “The reaction to giving that goal is not good enough. Watch them as they walk across the field. Pouting. “
61 min Spurs now play Sissoko alongside Hojbjerg in midfield. Lucas Moura is back on the right wing and Bergwijn plays alongside Kane.
60 min Another change for Spurs: Steven Bergwijn replaces Harry Winks.
58 min The penalty was thrown maybe five meters further than it should, so you understand Jose Mourinho’s irritation. I’m not sure it made much difference to the goal, but it’s still not great refereeing.
56 min Spurs are not satisfied with the goal. Apparently they think the free kick was taken from the wrong position. I didn’t see the accident.
Digne curls a nice free kick from the left towards Calvert-Lewin, who dominated Dier and Alderweireld and slammed a header in the top corner. Brilliant goal.
OBJECTIVE! Tottenham 0-1 Everton (Calvert-Lewin 55)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin puts Everton ahead with a header!
54 min “Imagine this,” says Ian Copestake. “Next season, Bielsa to Spurs! But who will take over as keeper until then? “
52 min James cuts a beautiful corner pass on Doherty to find Richarlison, who heads off from five yards. He must have been blinded by Docherty leaping in front of him; with a clear vision it would have been a simple possibility.
51 min Keane pushes a pass over the defense to Calvert-Lewin on the left. He looks up and directs the ball to James, who completely misses a first shot from 12 yards. The ball dribbles apologetically to the far post. That was a possibility, certainly for him.
49 min Not much is happening. I’ll be up to you, it wasn’t a great game so far.
47 min “There is not much chance that Lo Celso will enter the field,” says John Tumbridge, “if he is not on the bench”.
God bless the Grauniad.
46 min Peep peep! Same 4-2-3-1 for Spurs, with Sissoko on the right and Lucas Moura behind Harry Kane.
Spurs made a substitution in the first half: Moussa Sissoko is for Dele Alli.
“There’s just a problem with Mourinho”, says Digvijay Yadav. “If you are a top player who plays with him, he is likely to cast envious glances at other more ‘progressive’ coaches. This makes it harder for him to convince them that having the ball is not all that.”
“I was just jumping your report on today’s match and was baffled by the person who said the media was racist against: Jose because they criticized him, “says Claire McConnell.” As a Chelsea fan who has supported them since the 1970s, I feel well qualified to comment. The criticism of him is entirely justified. He was brilliant, both as a tactician and as a manager, and his first half at Chelsea was fantastic for everyone. The second time: not so successful and he managed to alienate several players. Now – he’s so unhappy and weepy, I can’t stand listening to him. He still has skills, but he’s nowhere near the coach he was, and I think Spurs will be very sorry they ever hired him. “
One weird thing is that he’s brilliant on TV, so he clearly still has a lot of his old charisma, but something fundamental has changed.
“Harry Winks rarely, if ever, plays a forward pass” says Steven Porter. “It’s easy to have great passing stats if all your passes are 10-yard backward or sideways balls. We need Lo Celso in the second half.”
You could take it, but it won’t be for Winks, at least not as long as it’s 0-0.
First half: Spurs 0-0 Everton
A cautious half of football. Everton dominated possession, with James looking bright, and Richarlison missed a good opening chance after outflanking Hugo Lloris. The spurs were a bit heavy but Dele Alli and Matt Doherty forced good saves from Jordan Pickford. See you in 10 minutes for the second half.
45 + 1 min Spurs gets a free kick on the left wing. Son plays short … and Martin Atkinson whistles for half-time. Oh dear.
44 min “What’s going on with Harry Winks?” says Thomas Nolan. “She barely played a forward pass in the whole match – every time she takes the ball she goes back to Dier or Alderweireld or otherwise square to Hojbjerg – Is it just me or is it adding absolutely nothing to the Spurs midfield so far?”
The only thing I would say in his defense is that the movement in front of him was not great. But it seems his main role is to mess with Hojbjerg.
43 min Richarlison makes room for a low shot from the edge of the area which is saved on the second attempt by Lloris.
42 min: Another Great Pickford Parade! Doherty almost gives the Spurs the lead on his debut. He cut the ball to Kane, who waited and then picked up a beautiful return pass on the defense. Doherty ran over it and took a half volley well blocked by Pickford.
39 min Son’s cross is headed by Alli and canceled by Digne. Spurs are starting to look a little more dangerous, mainly through Son.
38 min Allan and Lucas Moura both limp off a 50/50. I think they are fine.