Mourinho lauds grit of Hotspur, eyes spot in Europa League
LONDON (UK) – Jose Mourinho, the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, praised his team’s grit after Wednesday’s 3-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United. He said it was important the team qualify for Europe next season.
The Spurs were in action 72 hours after their 2-1 win over Arsenal. They are placed seventh with 55 points – a point behind Wolverhampton Wanderers in sixth. This is expected to fetch them the last Europa League spot for the next season.
“The team was tired before we even started,” Mourinho said. “We had resilience and a great desire to win the match and to fight until the last for our objective, which is the Europa League.
“If we can’t get the Champions League, the Europa League is important.”
Mourinho also lauded striker Harry Kane when he netted the ball twice and went past 200 career club goals. The manager also paid tribute to Serge Aurier, who hit the turf despite his brother being gunned down in France earlier this week.
“Harry Kane knows how important he is, he is incredible,” Mourinho added.
“Serge Aurier is a very strong character, every person is different and in his case he wanted to play.”
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