A defiant Jose Mourinho stated his depleted Tottenham side will “go until our limits” to beat Manchester United in their Premier League clash on Sunday.
Mourinho’s Tottenham side had been knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday, dropping 4-0 on aggregate after a humiliating 3-0 defeat to RB Leipzig.
Spurs have been going through a tough undertaking to get through after dropping the first leg 1-0 in north London – and they are additionally in the midst of an injury disaster which has seen them lose the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Steven Bergwijn.
Mourinho stated he and players believed they ought to beat Bundesliga title challengers Leipzig, however admitted the best team won.
“Of course I was very positive yesterday,” Mourinho talked after the game.
“That’s the way I have to be all the time. I inspired the players, we all believed, however we know in this second it is very very difficult.”
Marcel Sabitzer handed Tottenham an uphill challenge when he opened the scoring for Leipzig simply 10 minutes into Wednesday’s last-16 clash, and he doubled the score eleven minutes later.
“Their physicality is very impressive, they win all the duels, the midfield is very intense, so of route they deserve to go through, they have been the exceptional team.”
Mourinho backed his players regardless of a negative display, saying: “The players gave what they may want to and this is it.
“We made mistakes, and ones we analysed in preceding matches, however every now and then when you do not have extra to give you give what you can. I am with the boys.
“It’s possibly good to have hard moments. They are moments that can put together the future in a better way.”
Mourinho insisted Tottenham’s injury situation was no longer assisting his side. But beforehand of Sunday’s Premier League clash at home to United, the Spurs boss vowed his side would provide everything as they aim to tightly closed a Champions League spot.
“There is no one to blame when it appears like in every match you have a disturbing injury,” stated Mourinho.
“We lost Son, we lost Bergwijn, I do not want to talk about the ones we lost so long ago. That’s the story of the season. It started out badly, and it is very, very hard.
“This summer, except some thing happens, we will have Son, Kane, Bergwijn, Sissoko, and that is massive. It’s vital for anyone, and every body would resist to such a situation.
“We go till our limits towards Manchester United and lets see how we end the season.”