Premier league news Mourinho 'really happy' after 'great evolution' in the Spurs team at every level Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - Jose Mourinho is approaching the anniversary of his first year at Tottenham after replacing Mauricio Pochettino at the helm last November
Breaking News ! Jose Mourinho's Tottenham team may have impressed in an attacking sense this season but some games haven't exactly been straightforward. While many will reflect on the 6-1 hammering of Manchester United and the 5-2 win at Southampton as particular highlights, the Lilywhites have had to really battle at times to come away with victories. Monday night's 1-0 win at Burnley was a prime example of that as Nick Pope was rather quiet in the home goal as the Clarets kept chances to a minimum for Spurs before Son Heung-min headed in the winner. Although nearly every supporter would like to win in style each week with Tottenham really putting teams to the sword, three points is three points for Mourinho. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now "Different matches, different histories, same satisfaction when you win the three points," he explained ahead of Sunday's match against Brighton. "I prefer to win three points playing very well, but what is playing very well? It can be playing incredible, attacking, fluid, exciting football. It can also be the sort of football we had to play against Burnley. "That gave me great satisfaction because it's the kind of match with all the ingredients for a team to lose points, you have to adapt. "You play what you want to play but you also play what your opponent lets you play and they have their style of play for many years. Read More Related Articles Jose Mourinho's blunt reply about changes vs Brighton, why Ndombele was missed and Dier update Read More Related Articles What Jose Mourinho learned about his Tottenham team and the big issue impacting Dele Alli's form "Everything is very automatic. The two strikers can play without any communication because everything is made by such an understanding of years and years, Woods and Barnes, and we had to fight. "I was saying after the match, the pain we felt after West Ham was the pain that the team didn't want to feel again so winning 1-0, the last 10, 15 minutes, the team understood well what was needed, so at the end of the game we were very happy." Key to Tottenham scoring regularly so far this term has been Son and Harry Kane's impressive partnership. With both scoring and teeing each other up on a regular basis, with Monday's win at Burnley highlighting the point, many believe that the duo can fire the team to success under Mourinho. Rightfully deserving the praise at present given their form in front of goal, the head coach has stated that the team rather than individual performances is the most important thing and he is "really happy" having seen a "great evolution" in the team since his appointment last November. That only bodes well for the future and Spurs' league rivals will have to be very wary of the Lilywhites over the coming season. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane have been in red-hot form this season (Image: Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images) "Nothing changed for me, everything is the same since day one," explained the 57-year-old. "For me, always and always the team is the most important thing. "The team needs the big talents but the big talents need the team to perform also for them and I think at this moment our team is a team. "Even in the worst moment against West Ham or after defeat against Everton, our team was a team, reacted as a team, lived the days after as a team, prepare the next challenge as a team. "I am really happy because one year more or less since we arrived, there was, in our opinion, a great evolution in the team at every level." Tottenham currently sit fifth in the Premier League table and two points off league leaders Everton after six games of the new campaign.
. As nice as it is to see the team so close to the top after last year's struggles, Mourinho has stated that it will be early in 2021 when the table starts to mean something to him. "I believe the table now doesn't mean much. I believe that by February, March, you look to the table and understand the reality of the competition," he confessed "A part of that special season with a special Leicester, a part of that you get into February or March and the reality of the teams are expressed on the table, in this moment not yet. "We had magnificent results away in the Premier League but at home we lost too many points and with these points we would be there but it is not a target.
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"The target is to win against Brighton knowing, as you said before, that anything can happen in the Premier League." Usually so strong on home soil in the Premier League in recent years, Spurs actually are still to record a home win in the league from their first three games in N17 in 2020/21. That is not something that is worrying the head coach at present, however. "I am not so worried about the home record," admitted the ex-Chelsea boss. "I am worried about playing well and getting points and against Everton the frustration was we probably deserved, I think, a point but we didn't play well and in other games the feeling was different. "We played very well against Newcastle, we played very well against West Ham so let's try and play very well against Brighton and when you play very well you normally win, so let's try."
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