Jose Mourinho fires Tottenham title warning after they fail to "kill" Fulham

Jose Mourinho has warned Spurs to forget about glory this term if they keep failing to kill off opponents.

Tottenham blew a chance to move to third and four points off top when they conceded late on to draw 1-1 at home to struggling Fulham.

Ivan Cavaleiro's 74th minute header cancelled out Harry Kane's 18th of the season in the first half.

Spurs could have led by more at the break but visitors' keeper Alphonse Areola kept Fulham in the game.

Then in the second half Heung-min Son was denied by the post before the Cottagers fought back.

Mourinho moaned: “In the first half we had chances to kill the game.

“In the second half we had the biggest chance to kill the game.

“When you don't do it, you cannot concede goals the way we did.

“This is the same story since the beginning of the season.

“Today was a clear situation we could and should kill the game in the first half.

“We have lots of opportunities to kill off matches.

“In other cases, especially away, we are winning but then don't have that ambition to get the goal and kill the game.

"These are things that are individual.

“I was always expecting a difficult match.”

The visitors, who remain in the drop zone, fought back strongly in the second half.

It delighted Scott Parker after he criticised having just 48 hours' notice when the match was rescheduled on Monday after the original game was postponed due to a COVID outbreak among 10 Fulham players.

Parker said: “I thought we were outstanding tonight from start to finish, performance wise, with the ball, everything.

"No one really knows what we have been through the last couple of weeks, players out there tonight who have had one day of training.

“I am proud because of how we played in the circumstances but I am even more proud of them because we showed real quality."

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