A Hugo Lloris mistake denied Tottenham Hotspur to win Sunday’s Premier League game at Crystal Palace.
Harry Kane gave Spurs an advantage in the 23rd minute with a shot from 30 yards which Vicente Guaita should have saved.
But Palace deservedly equalised when Jeffrey Schlupp bundled home after France World Cup winner Lloris could not hold Eberechi Eze’s free-kick.
“My goalkeeper is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League so I would never be critical of the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, period,” said Mourinho.
“If I have to blame anybody, I have to blame ourselves, the team. The ones that win, the ones that draw and the ones that lose.
“At half-time, I told the players exactly the opposite that we did in the second half, but if they didn’t, it was because they couldn’t do it.
“It was because they were not able to do it. I give credit to Palace for that.”
In another fixture, Liverpool missed the chance to go top of the league following Spurs draw.
Fulham made an electric start in the first half and shot a well deserved lead through Bobby Decordova-Reid’s blast on 25 minutes in front of 2,000 supporters.
However, Liverpool recovered in the second half to salvage a point when Mohamed Salah forced home a penalty on 79 minutes.
Despite having almost 79 per cent of possession in that second half, Liverpool couldn’t find a second, though, and are now without a win away from home in five Premier League games.
Meanwhile, the Reds will get another chance for the top spot when they face Tottenham at Anfield in a mouth-watering clash on Wednesday.