Jose Mourinho comments on a rare clean sheet and the importance of shut outs

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Tottenham Hotspur take on bottom of the league Norwich City tomorrow evening as they look to record their very first Premier League win of 2020.

Spurs did manage to secure only their second clean sheet under Jose Mourinho last time out away to Watford, but they could not pair this up with a win on the day.

Erik Lamela’s injury-time effort was adjudged to be just 10 millimetres short of crossing the goal line, leaving the scores at 0-0 come the final whistle.

With the goals drying up a bit at the other end, clean sheets are even more important for Spurs now, especially without Harry Kane up front.

The Special One will be hoping for both goals and a shut out this mid-week against Norwich, as he talked about the importance of clean sheets in his press conference.

Mourinho claims that it is all a process but the team remains positive heading into the next game (Football London): “Clean sheets show something positive about the team. It’s not just my second clean sheet, I think it’s the first clean sheet of Tottenham away from home for more than a year. So I think important, the players were happy with that. I felt them as happy as when we had our first away victory for also almost a year when we beat West Ham.

“So it was a good feeling, and Watford is difficult. So it is to get a clean sheet in a game when you win three or four-nil, it is to get a clean sheet in a game where your opponent is a difficult one. So good feelings, but our feelings are also that Liverpool we had chances to score goals. Against Middlesbrough, we had chances to score much more than that.

“Against Watford, we had chances to score, we want to develop our team offensive also – learning how to play with players who have characteristics that are completely different characteristics of the players that we lost is also a process. But we are positive. The boys want to play tomorrow, really want to play tomorrow. We are positive.”

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