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Mourinho's unexpected praise of Arsenal and Arteta

Sun 06 December 2020 | 20:09

Tottenham Portuguese boss, Jose Mourinho praised Mikel Arteta.

Tonight, the

Spurs

defeated

Arsenal

by two goals with less possession than the opponent and climbed to the top of the

Premier League

table. At the end of the game,

Jose Mourinho

described Arsenal as an organized team that created a lot of problems for

Tottenham

during the match.

In his post-match interview, Mourinho told

Sky Sports

:

"It was a big game in every sense, not just because it was Tottenham-Arsenal.

"I want to give words, congratulations to Mikel Arteta because he gave us a very difficult game. Tactically they were very good, very organized. They gave us problems, problems we were able to resolve. They have a good tactical courage and incredible spirit. They are a good team and he is a good coach.

"We were reading the game and making the changes to win it because 2-0 was in our hands against a great and difficult opponent but my boys did well today.

"I am very happy with the result and the performance, but of course I want the team in the second half to play in a different way. In reality you don't always do what you want to do because your opponent forces you in a different direction.

"You are winning 2-0, why would you expose your defensive block if you don't have to? It was a very difficult game.

"I can imagine tomorrow the headlines will be about them not being in a good position in the table, but I believe with these players and Mikel it will be Arsenal vs Tottenham again."

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