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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admitted he wanted to change his entire line-up at half-time after seeing his side slip to a 1-0 loss against Royal Antwerp. Mourinho made nine changes to his squad from the team who beat Burnley on Monday night.

Players such as Dele Alli, Carlos Vinicius and Gareth Bale all earned a rare start having barely featured so far this season.

But Spurs were toothless in the opening 45 minutes, barely threatening Jean Butez.

And they were duly punished for some sloppy play in the half-hour mark when Dieumerci Mbokani broke the offside trap before laying the ball off to Lior Refaelov to fire past Hugo Lloris.

Mourinho responded by making four substitutions at the break, including hauling off Alli, Vinicius and Steven Bergwijn.

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