Jose Mourinho reveals what he told Hugo Lloris and Heung-Min Son after bust-up

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Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-Min clashed at half-time (Picture: Getty)

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho described the bust-up between Heung-Min Son and Hugo Lloris as ‘beautiful’ and says he told the pair their argument boded well for the second half against Everton.

Lloris raced after Son as Spurs’ players made their way for the tunnel at half-time and the pair had to be separated by their team-mates as their altercation turned ugly.

Lloris was furious that Son gave up on the ball after Spurs lost possession, which resulted in Richalison going close to equalising.

Mourinho was furious with his side’s attitude in their 3-1 defeat to Sheffield United last week and the Portuguese admits he spoke at length with his players about the need to increase their desire.

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The former Manchester United boss therefore says it was ‘beautiful’ to see the two arguing and says he told them at half-time that he now had no doubt they would ‘stick together’ in the second half.

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Lloris was furious with Son (Picture: DAZN)

Asked about the incident, Mourinho said: ‘It was beautiful.

‘It was probably a consequence of our meetings. Probably if you want to blame someone for that it’s me because I was critical of my boys. They are not in my opinion critical enough with each other.

‘I ask them to be more demanding. I ask them to demand more from others. I ask them to put colleagues under pressure to give everything for everybody.

‘It was a situation where at the end of the first half an amazing kid that everyone loves like Sonny a team boy but the captain felt you had to give more than what you gave.

‘[Maybe] a couple of bad words I don’t know if they push or not but it’s something important for the team to grow up. If you want to grow up you need to demand from each other, you need to be strong personalities.

‘A half-time I told them when you have this reaction I have no doubts in the second half that you are going to stick together until the end.’

Giovani Le Celso’s deflected strike in the first half gave Spurs a much-needed win to keep the club’s European hopes alive.

After questioning his side’s attitude, Spurs will fancy their chances against Bournemouth on Thursday before a tantalising clash against Arsenal at home on the weekend.

Mourinho believes his side’s increased desire against Everton bodes well.

‘It tells me that they care,’ said Mourinho.

‘It tells me that they were really upset, frustrated and probably blaming each other with the last performance and result.’

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