Jose Mourinho could not bring himself to watch Tottenham’s penalty shoot-out against Norwich – and it is easy to see why.
The Portuguese manager stayed sat on the bench as his staff and substitutes lined the touchline glued to the action.
But his side were eliminated in the FA Cup fifth round after Erik Lamela, Troy Parrott and Gedson Fernandes missed from the spot.
Mourinho was left frustrated – but he certainly knows the feeling.
Despite being one of the greatest manager in Premier League history, Mourinho has never been on the winning side of a shootout after seven attempts in England.
Jose Mourinho could not bring himself to watch Tottenham’s penalty shoot-out
His first loss came early in his days as Chelsea boss, being beaten 5-4 at home to Charlton in the League Cup back in 2005.
A painful 4-1 exit at Anfield in the Champions League against Liverpool followed in 2007 before the Community Shield curtain-raiser to the next season ended in a 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Six years later, after returning to Stamford Bridge, the European Super Cup ended with a 5-4 loss to Bayern Munich, with the same scoreline in the League Cup against Stoke two years later.
Mourinho once watched a Man Utd penalty shoot-out with photographers during a pre-season tour
After taking the job at Manchester United, his only penalty shoot-out culminated in an 8-7 defeat to Derby in the League Cup – now he has experienced a similar fate with a 3-2 loss to Norwich as Tottenham boss.
Fortune has clearly not favoured Mourinho when it comes to his side holding their nerve from 12 yards.
And he is now under increasing pressure at Tottenham after a miserable run of form leaving their top four dreams in disarray.
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