Jose Mourinho suffered his first-ever defeat on Premier League opening weekend as Tottenham fell 1-0 to Everton in north London.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored with a fine second-half header from Lucas Digne’s free-kick to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side all three points.
James Rodriguez was impressive on debut for the Toffees, while fellow new signings Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure also started the match.
Spurs were unable to breach Jordan Pickford’s goal despite managing five shots on target, and Mourinho was quick to criticise his players for being ‘lazy’ when speaking after the game.
“What happened after the goal with them having more chances is a consequence of conceding the goal and not such good fitness condition from some players,” Mourinho told BBC Sport.
“What happened before the goal was a good game. We had two incredible situations and two good saves from Jordan Pickford. We didn’t score. The game was open.
“In the second half one goal made a difference in the result and what happened after the goal.
“Against good teams like Everton if you let them play from the back they are comfortable with very good technical players. If you don’t press them you give them ammunition.
“We were lazy in our pressing. That is a consequence of bad fitness, bad pre-season. Some players didn’t even have a pre-season. Some players had a wrong state of mind. I don’t want to speak about it — I’m not sure about it.
“It was too easy for them to play from back to front.
“Technically it was not so easy because some players didn’t have a pre-season for different reasons. We had two days with everybody. Two days before the game is not where you can work too much.
“The goal shouldn’t be possible when you have six referees and VAR – to let a free-kick be taken five or six metres in front because it’s a huge difference.”