Tottenham dropped crucial points at Newcastle this weekend and missed a great chance to break into the Premier League’s top four.


Mourinho indicated after the game that the blames lies with his players who failed to defend a 2-1 lead and only left St. James’ Park with a point to show for their efforts.



Arteta did the complete opposite after Arsenal were hammered 3-0 at home by Liverpool and insisted that he was to be blamed for his side’s poor performance.


Hutchison feels that there is merit to both styles but thinks that Arteta was not fooling anyone as everyone saw how dreadful the Arsenal players were against Liverpool.



And he stressed that he would have preferred what Mourinho did as the onus was on him to improve and play better rather than the manager trying to shield his players from criticism.


Hutchison said on ESPN FC: “I heard Mikel Arteta say the complete opposite [to Mourinho] at the weekend.



“He never threw his players under the bus, he said it’s all on me but we know that those Arsenal players let him down badly.


“He went for I will protect my players, I’ll take responsibility. It was nothing to do with Mikel Arteta so he went one way on it.


“But Jose has gone, I put a team out to beat Newcastle, we were winning 2-1 and it is not my fault that you lot couldn’t hold on to the lead.


“You are either going to take Mikel Arteta’s stance or you can take Jose Mourinho’s stance.


“But I as a player would prefer my manager to be as strong as what Jose said and put it on me to do better and improve.”


Arteta is now aiming to lead Arsenal to success in the Europa League, while Mourinho is bidding to guide Tottenham into the top four.