Jose Mourinho reveals how he wants his Tottenham side to attack in the future

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur played out one of their most comfortable wins of the season against Leeds United at the weekend, scoring three without reply.

The Lilywhites took the lead through a first-half penalty before killing the game off with further goals from Heung-min Son and Toby Alderweireld.

In matches leading up to this clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Lilywhites had struggled to kills games off.

Spurs were 1-0 up against Crystal Palace until the 83rd minute when Schlupp equalised, with Tottenham failing to put away their second goal to secure all three points.

It was the same story against Wolves when Saiss got up for an 86th minute headed equaliser, and again against Liverpool when Firmino repeated the trick for a late winner.

However, Mourinho was keen to point out ahead of Tottenham’s League Cup match against Brentford that he wants his players to push for goals to kill games off, rather than sitting back and defending one-goal leads.

When asked whether he wants Spurs to go for the jugular, he said (Football London): “I promise you, this is what we want.

“When I said after Wolves to ask the players what we said at half-time, you know what I mean.

“That is what we want to do. It depends on tactical conditions but more important than that, it depends on mental, physical and also the opponents.

“Against Leeds at 1-0, I felt the players really went for it. I felt they were really comfortable, of course, Leeds United can be very dangerous but we coped with the danger they created.

“I saw players comfortable on the pitch, I saw Hojbjerg and Winks pressing much higher, I saw Hojbjerg arriving in shooting positions, I saw the wingers feeling confident to interact more with the striker. This is what we want to do.

“We managed to do that against Leeds, of course, the players had a good feeling as we finished the game always comfortable.”

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