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Jose Mourinho Told To 'Cheer Up' By Journalist After RB Leipzig Defeat

Jose Mourinho Told To 'Cheer Up' By Journalist After RB Leipzig Defeat

'Cheer up!' might be the worst thing you can say to someone looking a bit glum but that didn't stop one journalist saying exactly that to Jose Mourinho.

Spurs were sent crashing out of the Champions League by RB Leipzig on Tuesday night as the Germans won 3-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate.

It left the north London side with no chance of silverware this season and little chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League so you could excuse Jose for not being too happy.

However one journalist decided to tell him to 'cheer up,' as the 'season is going to be okay' at the post match press conference.

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Spurs went into the game 1-0 down on aggregate, after Timo Werner's penalty in the first leg, and were lucky to still be in contention after Hugo Lloris' excellent performance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However the goalkeeper was at fault for Leipzig's opening two goals on Tuesday night. After a decent start by the away team Marcel Sabitzer scored the opener against the run of play as Lloris could only tamely get a weak hand to the shot from outside the area before it went in.

Sabitzer headed the second goal home from Angelino's cross, after Serge Aurier's failed to deal with a long ball, and again the keeper should have done better.

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The third goal came late in the game as substitute Emil Forsberg scored with his first touch, within a minute of coming on for Sabitzer, to really rub salt in the wound for Mourinho.

It means that the two time Champions League winner hasn't won a knockout game in the Champions League since 2014 and has failed to win any of his last six games in all competitions.

Mourinho consoles Harry Winks at full time. Image: PA Images
Mourinho consoles Harry Winks at full time. Image: PA Images
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Spurs reached the final of the competition last season under Mauricio Pochettino but their form in the league earlier this season led to his sacking.

Things did get better earlier under Mourinho initially but without Harry Kane or Son Heung-min, both missing through injury, they have looked short of options.

Cheer up Jose, it's nearly the end of the season at least.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.