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Jose Mourinho says Spurs not competing for the title

Sun 22 November 2020 | 10:12

Tottenham Hotspur FC is first in Premier League after defeating Manchester City. However, Jose Mourinho does not consider his side as title-holders.

The most decorated manager, Mourinho, claims that the club will not challenge for the

Premier League

title, even being the first on the table.

Tottenham

vanquished

Manchester City

2-0 on Saturday by Son Heung-Min and Giovani Lo Celso’s goals in each half. The Spurs have won the last four competitions in the Premier League and were undefeated in the last seven games.

Mourinho, who has only been appointed to Spurs since 2019, says that he is not fighting for the title.

He said: "It feels good [to be top], but maybe tomorrow we are second again and honestly that would not be a problem for me, I am just happy with the evolution. People cannot expect us to come here and after one season we are fighting for the title.”

Jose Mourinho’s players are well-trained and enjoyed the strategic defeat because of his longstanding rivalry with Pep Guardiola.

"That discipline is not just about a plan, it's about an emergency plan. In case somebody makes a mistake you have to ready for it," he said.

"That discipline requires a great effort. I'm so proud of all of the players. They were fantastic."

Kane

’s pass to Lo Celso, which led to a goal, made his ninth assist in nine Premier League games this season, which was top in the last three seasons. He also put his magnificent start into perspective as he stated: "We'll enjoy it but we know we've got a long way to go. It's a season where you've got to do all it takes to win games.”

Mourinho is worried about the centre-back after losing Toby Alderweireld to injury.

"It's bad," he said. "It's a muscular injury. We have three centre-backs in the Premier League but not in the

Europa League

where we don't have Joe Rodon. It's just one of those things."


source: SportMob