Jose Mourinho (Photograph Credit score: AP) Tottenham Hotspur had been 14th when Jose Mourinho as Spurs completed in sixth-place within the Premier League. AFP Final Up to date: July 27, 2020, 10:33 AM IST Jose Mourinho […]
Tottenham Hotspur had been 14th when Jose Mourinho as Spurs completed in sixth-place within the Premier League.
- Final Up to date: July 27, 2020, 10:33 AM IST
Jose Mourinho vowed to get Tottenham again “the place we belong” subsequent season after they settled for Europa League qualification on the finish of a troubled marketing campaign.
Mourinho led Tottenham to a sixth-place end within the Premier League after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.
Tottenham had been 14th when Mourinho took cost in November following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking and he endured a collection of accidents to key gamers earlier than the coronavirus hiatus.
So, whereas Mourinho was annoyed to have missed out on Champions League qualification, the Tottenham boss believes the foundations have been laid for a return to the highest 4 subsequent season.
“What we will do after all is enhance. When all of the gamers can be found we confirmed on this final interval the place we belong. I do not know, possibly on this interval, after lockdown, we completed third or fourth within the desk,” Mourinho mentioned.
“In order that’s the place we belong. I need to have my group, my gamers, not a medical room stuffed with gamers. I desire a pitch stuffed with gamers.
“In fact as a squad the principle factor is to maintain our superb gamers and after that enhance the squad.
“Are we going to purchase 10 gamers? No. Are we going to purchase gamers for £100 million? No. We’re going to enhance.”
Mourinho oversaw a six-game unbeaten run to ship Europa League qualification, overturning a seven-point hole to sixth place after a loss at Sheffield United earlier this month.
Whereas the Europa League does not have the status of the Champions League — during which Tottenham completed as runners-up final 12 months — Mourinho mentioned they need to concentrate on profitable the competitors subsequent season.
“In fact all people that at some point performs Champions League does not need to return and play Europa League but it surely was the one factor attainable after such a troublesome season for membership,” he mentioned.
“Arriving 14th and dealing with issues just isn’t dangerous in any respect. I’m fairly comfortable subsequent season we play in Europa League and it is only a query to encourage ourselves for that competitors and attempt to encourage the followers to assist us and do one thing lovely.”