Kevin Phillips fears morale in the Tottenham dressing room is “really low” ahead of the trip to Everton on Friday night.
The former Sunderland and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said Son Heung-min’s emotional interview after the defeat to Manchester United was “worrying”.
Jose Mourinho’s side’s hopes of finishing in the top four suffered a major blow last weekend when they were beaten 3-1 at home by Manchester United.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 11, 2021
Speaking to club media after the loss, Son appeared very upset and apologised wholeheartedly to fans for the result and display.
They travel to Goodison Park on Friday night and with six points separating themselves and fourth-placed West Ham, a win would appear a must.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Son’s interview on Sunday, Phillips said: “It is worrying seeing that.
“The result was far from ideal and the pressure is really back on Mourinho. There is a lot of discontent within the media and the support regarding his position. Everyone is asking if he is the right man for the job.
“Tottenham are suffering some really tough times at the moment and it looks like morale is really low, you could see that in Son’s interview and the way the whole team reacted at the end of the game.
“They know it is going to be very difficult to get into that top four. It is very concerning.”