By Paul Robinson

14th Jul, 2020 | 4:00pm

'I understand...' - Spurs Exclusive: Robinson reacts as Mourinho points the finger at Klopp

Paul Robinson insisted that Jose Mourinho needs to be given money to spend this summer after the Tottenham manager pointed the finger at Jurgen Klopp.

The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the current squad have “not been up to the standards required” at the club this season.

A 2-1 victory in the North London derby on Sunday eased the pressure on Mourinho after a lacklustre 0-0 draw away at Bournemouth in which the Lilywhites had no shots on target.

Last week the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss used Klopp as an example of how long it takes and what spending is needed to turn a team into challengers.

Klopp having just delivered the Reds their first league title in 30 years.

When asked by Football Insider if the comparison was fair, Robinson said: “You can understand him wanting to make signings.

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“He is a world class manager that has won trophies at the top level and he has been brought in for a reason. The current squad and team have not been up to the standards required.

“He has got to have time to change the mentality and the style of play of this team.

“He questioned how long it took for Jurgen Klopp to win a trophy but you can understand that a manager of his ilk needs time.”

Mourinho, as quoted by the BBC, said: “How long it took for Jurgen and Liverpool?”

“Four years, four seasons. Buying one of the best goalkeepers in the world, buying one of the best centre-backs in the world and so on and so on and so on.”

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