Tottenham players and supporters can feel “a step nearer to winning a trophy” with Jose Mourinho at the helm, per Darren Bent, who predicts the Portuguese will mastermind a top-four end come back could.
When Mauricio Pochettino’s five-year tenure at Spurs came to an endwise Nov twenty one, the club turned to at least one of the foremost old and undefeated managers in trendy soccer to steady the ship.
Mourinho had been out of labor since being sacked by Manchester United last Dec, however he has had a direct impact since returning the Premier League.
Tottenham was languishing within the bottom half the Premier League table once he took over, with variety of prime stars failing to deliver the products on a uniform basis.
Fast forward but a month, and Spurs have enraptured up to fifth, with the chance to maneuver into the ultimate Champions League spot set to turn up on Sunday.
Mourinho is presently making ready to travel up against his recent club Chelsea, who are currently solely 3 points higher than the Lilywhites in fourth.
Tottenham have conjointly managed to make the last sixteen of the Champions League, with a troublesome tie against city on the cards in February as they aim to travel one higher than last season’s final look.
Bent thinks Mourinho was a “brilliant appointment” for Spurs and English soccer normally, with it his belief that nice strides forward are going to be created with the 56-year-old within the hot seat.
The ex-Spurs forward said:
“There was most likely a time wherever nobody would’ve ever thought that Mourinho would guilty of Tottenham as a result of the gulf between the 2 clubs was huge. Chelsea within the 00s were therefore dominant.
“It was a wierd one [hiring Mourinho] however one that’s good for the club and therefore the Premier League.
I don’t apprehend if that produces Spurs ‘relevant’ once more however Spurs apprehend currently that they’ve got somebody within the dugout who’s a serial winner, who wins trophies.
“I assume Spurs can feel they’re a step nearer to winning a trophy.”
When asked if Tottenham will secure a top-four end, Bent responded: “Yeah, why not? What’s helped them similarly is that alternative groups around them haven’t been consistent.
“ Manchester city, Liverpool and Leicester appear as if they’re aiming to be within the prime four. Chelsea has lost four out of their last 5. It’s potential for anyone to induce fourth as a result of no one’s swing any results along.
“At one stage, Spurs would have aforementioned that the highest four would are not possible however all of a sudden they have to be thinking that if they’ll place additional results along, then they’re aiming to be right in there.”
Bent went on to precise his belief that Mourinho can need to “put one over” on Chelsea once they attain the Tottenham Hotspur sports stadium this weekend.
He added: “I apprehend Mourinho can say that enjoying his ex-team doesn’t extremely mean something however I will say as an ex-player that whenever i used to be enjoying against an recent team, you usually needed to place one over on them.
“Whether they allow you to go and you would like to point out them that they created the incorrect call otherwise you arrange to go as a result of it’s the simplest factor for your career and you would like to point out that you’ve improved as a player.
There’s heaps riding thereon.
“If he’s aiming to say that this game doesn’t mean something to him then i believe he’s lying.”