Jose Mourinho on Tottenham’s chances of winning the Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham may only have a slim chance of lifting silverware this season, but it is a chance nonetheless.

Despite dropping like a stone in the race for the Premier League, Spurs demolished the then German League leaders Borussia Dortmund across two legs in the Champions League round of 16.

This came after a heroic come back in the group stages, finishing second after picking up just one point from their first three matches.

Spurs were drawn against Premier League holders Manchester City in the quarter finals, a tough opponent to beat over two legs.

If the Lilywhites make it through to the semis, they will then have to face Juventus or Ajax, and past that, possibly Barcelona in the final.

Jose Mourinho has managed Manchester United and Porto, who both find themselves in the final eight, but the out-of-work manager can’t see past Juve or Barca.

He claims the English clubs do not have the same level of experience.

Mourinho said (CalcioMercato): “Favourites? I would say Juve and Barcelona. Everyone talks about [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi but I prefer to talk about Juve and Barca.

“The English teams, Ajax and Porto are good sides too but they don’t have the same amount of experience. When you have Ronaldo or Messi, it certainly gives you a big plus.”

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