‘I never deserve time’ – Mourinho on his dreams with Tottenham

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Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Hotspur head coach, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that he needs time to turn the North Londoners into winners.

Spurs are currently on a 13-year run without a trophy, which last came against Mourinho’s old side Chelsea in the 2008 Carling Cup Final.

Tottenham have qualified for the final of the Carabao Cup this year but face a strong Man City side in late April as they look to end their trophy drought.

Mourinho is also chasing a personal record of his own, winning a trophy with every senior club he has ever managed. The Special One lifted silverware at Porto, Inter Milan, Chelsea (two stints), Real Madrid and Man United. Spurs remain his only unticked box.

The head coach claimed that everyone in the football world seems to think managers deserve time apart from him, adding that he is expected to deliver success overnight.

Mourinho claimed that winning was not the only important thing to him but victory did represent the consequence of good work.

He said (Canal as relayed by GFNF): “Of course I have dreams with Spurs. But first of all I have a challenge to myself, which is to try to win a trophy with every club.

“Some guys think that it is an ego thing, it is not an ego thing. It is more than that, it is the way that I was raised, it is the way that I grew up and it is the way where even being, I am sorry for the word, a s**t football player, always trying to win even at my level.

“And this is my nature. So I would love to do that, that is the challenge. But you need time, and it looks like for some reason the football world thinks everyone deserves time, But I never deserve time. I have to do it like this (clicks fingers).”

On whether winning is the only important thing, he added: “No, winning is the consequence of the work you are doing.

“You can do great work in a club without winning, you have an example of your big boss, Mr Wenger, he did an incredible work at Arsenal, with you and with some s**t players like you (speaking to Robert Pirès, who smiles).

“You had a lot. And he didn’t manage to win a European trophy. The work was still amazing, but sometimes you don’t get it.

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