‘I will never consider ourselves title contenders’ – Mourinho on Premier League race

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Jose Mourinho claimed after Tottenham defeated Burnley 1-0 last night that he would never consider his side as title contenders.

This came after the win lifted Spurs up into fifth place, just two points behind Everton at the top of the Premier League table.

Not only this, but the Lilywhites are also top of the goals and assists charts, with Heung-min Son on eight in the former and Harry Kane on eight in the latter.

Had it not been for a harsh handball call against Eric Dier in the Newcastle match and a ten-minute meltdown against West Ham last week, Spurs may have found themselves at the top of the league today.

However, it seems that Mourinho is very much taking the season one game at a time this year, claiming that he expects his side to go and aim to win every single time. He also spoke about the need for more balance to the side with regards to attack and defence.

Mourinho said (Football London): “I will never consider ourselves title considers. I assume that every match we play – doesn’t matter where or against who – we go to win. Every match I will tell the players a draw is not the result we want. Doesn’t matter where. I will take that position of let’s see what happens.

“I don’t have anything more than this to promise. But we need to keep ourselves very balanced. Today I was speaking to Joao and Ledley about changes during the match but in the end, we need to keep the balance. This is the kind of match where if you risk too much you have the risk of losing it. And with the level of the attacking players we have, even not playing well and creating lots of chances, there is always the chance to score a goal, which we did. And the last 15 minutes we managed the game very well.”

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