The Spurs manager lauded his team's performance, even though he wasn't completely content with Tuesday's display against Brentford in the Carabao Cup
emphasizes that there is "no secret" to his accomplishment in theEFL Cup
, however, he conceded that Tottenham Hotspur have enough quality to get their hands on trophies.
The Lilywhites secured their advancement to the League Cup final at Wembley yesterday by defeating Brentford F.C. 2-0.
There they will play against either
in April, as Mourinho will hope to get his hands on the Carabao Cup for the fourth time in his coaching career.
Three times with Chelsea and once with the Red Devils he'd won this cup and he's looking forward to bring the trophy to Spurs this time.
Mourinho was asked about his secret to winning the Carabao cup and his answer was simple: desire
"If there is any secret, it's to take it seriously, to respect what English football is, what English clubs are, what English lower divisions are, and try to not be surprised in any of the games from smaller quality and, when you have like we had this season a game against Chelsea, to go serious and with ambition. Apart from that there is no other secret
"What I sense in the team is exactly that: desire. I'm not saying winning mentality, I'm not saying we are this or that. I just say we are honest people. Since the first game against Chelsea, then Stoke, and now, the guys took it seriously.
"And that's what I hope to do on Sunday in Crosby against Marine [in theFA Cup
]: try to be serious, respect the opponents, and try to progress."
Tottenham are hoping to end a 13-year trophy dry spell, having not won a cup since 2008.
Also, even though they fixed an opportunity to end that dry spell with Tuesday's success, Mourinho wasn't altogether content with the exhibition
"Defensively was good. We were always in control," he said."The disallowed goal was a throw-in, impossible to stop a ball that goes in the air then first ball, second ball, and they had one penetration through the right side when Davinson Sanchez was very clever not to touch him and he was very honest for not to dive like some players would do.
"Apart from that, we were always in control. With the ball we scored two goals, we could have scored a couple more.
"But I'm not happy. I think we have to play better. Sometimes bad decisions, sometimes technical mistakes. Many times recovering the ball and not being vertical in playing backwards.
"I think we have to do better but great respect for the opponent, for the game, for the responsibility, for the ambition. But job done, we are in the final."