Tottenham Hotspur dependent on other teams’ results in top-4 race: Jose Mourinho

The former Manchester United and Chelsea manager is yet to win a trophy for the North-London side.

Jose Mourinho in a file photo; Credit: Twitter
By Arnab Mukherji | Apr 3, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said on Saturday that his side was dependent on slipups by others to finish in a Champions League spot this season. After a dismal start to the year, Spurs have regained some form. They currently sit at sixth place, three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. They would be competing against the likes of defending champions Liverpool, Everton, and West Ham United for the fourth spot. 

“To reach a Champions League position I don’t think we depend on ourselves. We depend also on results from other teams. I’m not going to say we are going to do it or not going to do it. We are going one game at a time and the last season was a very good example,” he said. 

The Portuguese is yet to win a piece of silverware for the north-London club, something that is quite unlike him given his trophy records. He has won multiple titles with every single club he has managed. Spurs seem to be the only exception so far.  


Mourinho has a chance to win the Carabao Cup when he faces Pep Guardiola’s Manchester CIty in the final at Wembley. However, given the two sides’ records, it is unlikely that the Citizens would fail to win the contest. 

Without Champions League football, Daniel Levy will have a hard time keeping his star players like Harry Kane and Heung min Son at the club next season. Speculations about Kane’s future are already on the rise. 

Jose, however, remains confident that his side can successfully claim a Champions League spot. He said that they were taking one game at a time going forward. He also said that he was confident of winning the next few games, including the crunch tie against second-placed Manchester United. 

“I’m confident that we can win on Sunday. Then on Monday if you ask me I will be confident that we can win against Manchester United next week,” he said.  

Mourinho, however, was not ready to discuss a scenario where Spurs did not make it to any European competition next season. “I am not going to be pessimistic or try to anticipate scenarios or evaluate our season before the season ends,” he said. 

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