Tottenham’s triumph over Manchester city proves Jose Mourinho is that the right man to finish the club’s long look forward to major silverware, according to Jamie O’Hara.
City dominated possession throughout Sunday’s heavyweight contest at the Tottenham Hotspur sports stadium, and lost many clear cut possibilities during a pulsating half of action.
Sergio Aguero hit the post after racing through on goal and Ilkay Gundogan lost a penalty, as Spurs rode their luck to go in at the interval still level.
City continuing to press forward within the period of play, however, the momentum of the match turned in Tottenham’s favor once Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off for a second reserved offense on the hour mark.
Steven Bergwijn scored an excellent volley 2 minutes later, marking his debut in some style once joining Spurs from PSV for £25 million ($33m) within the January window.
Son Heung-min added a second within the 71st minute and Mourinho’s men prevailed for a noted 2-0 triumph that saw them close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea to merely four points.
O’Hara felt Mourinho showed precisely why he’s revered as an enormous game manager another time, that he believes bodes well for Tottenham’s possibilities of winning trophies within the coming years.
“For me, it had been classic Mourinho,” the ex-Spurs defender told talkSPORT. “That is what we’ve brought Mourinho in for, to get those results against teams like Man City. You know, up against it, backs against the wall, that they had chances…
“Then to go and win the game 2-0, It shows what Tottenham are about, they were resilient and resolute.
“To see him on the sidelines with the eagerness and also the style of ‘Mourinho Moments’ was good. If you check up on what Tottenham need to do, they need to win a trophy.
“And if you check up on those moments, within the Champions League, Mourinho is the guy who can establish a team to get results in massive games.
“Yeah, they could struggle against a Norwich or a Watford, as a result of those are the games they have to dominate and are expected to win.
“But the games wherever you don’t expect them to get a result and they have to be resolute and resilient, that’s where Mourinho comes into his component.
“He is the guy who will do things like that, and you’re thinking that, ‘yeah, we can win a trophy with this manager’.”
Mourinho will currently prepare his players for a fa Cup fourth-round replay against Southampton on Wednesday before they take in a much-needed rest over the Premier League’s winter break.