Mourinho: ‘My side isn't happy with the Chelsea draw, it's fantastic'

Sunday29 November 2020 | 20:16
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Tottenham’s manager was satisfied with his side’s anger at the Chelsea tie on Sunday.

The Portuguese manager is positive that the Spurs draw has brought a change in the squad’s ‘mentality and personality.’

The Spurs have gained one more point which reassures their stand on the Premier League table, with Liverpool behind on goal difference. Even though a draw with Chelsea is considered a positive result, Mourinho has no complaints watching his side’s disappointment in the dressing room.

"A draw at Stamford Bridge is usually a positive thing and staying top of the league is also a positive thing," he said.

"But my dressing room isn't happy with that and that is fantastic. It's a complete change of mentality and personality.

"That was a game where we respected them and they respected us. Nobody gambled today or tried to change the direction of the game. Everybody was in a situation of one mistake wins the game, especially in the last 15 minutes."

He continued: "The game did not have many chances. It is a game where we both wanted to win. We respect each other. Nobody gambled.

"They had one shot from distance, we had more in the first half than the second. I think a big game is difficult for both teams."

The Spurs' manager feels confident after saving their lead on the table as the club goes against LASK on Thursday in Europa League.

"We stay top. I like the feeling and I think it is only for 2,000 fans but the feeling of playing the first game with public and being top is a gift for the fans," he added, with fans due to be allowed to return to Premier League matches in England in a limited capacity in certain regions from next weekend.

"Not just these 2,000 but what they represent - the universe of Tottenham fans. We are happy. But I don't change my mind. If we are a bit better we win today. It was there to win. To be top is just a nice thing. The next match we need to win."

source: SportMob
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