The Portuguese lamented that he had no chance of qualifying for the next Champions League, but he believes that playing the Europa League could be an important consolation prize.
Jose Mourinho you don’t want your players to Tottenham lose motivation in what’s left of Premier League and wants them to work hard to secure a spot next time Europa League.
“In a pretty funny way I am saying to the players that we need two more victories to win the Europa League. I know it is not like that, the competition is long with good teams. Some teams go from the Champions League to the Europa League, what which makes it really difficult, but it’s just something to motivate the boys, “Mou said in conference before Sunday’s game with Leicester.
“Our level is Champions League. The players have played the Champions League final. That is the level of our club, I am just trying to motivate my troops, because it is important to maintain that motivation. Playing the Europa League is good, you can playing and developing players, I think we have to try, “he added.
At the same time, Mou lamented that he had no more chance of reaching the next Champions League. “Football is not about what you deserve, it is about what you have. We need to win these two games. The Champions League is no longer possible now, mathematically it is impossible. We know that for us now it will be a fight to the end to get a position in the Europa League, “he closed.
Tottenham is located in the seventh position of the Premier table and is one point away from Wolves, who would be obtaining the last place in the Europa League, when there are two matches left to play.
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