Jose Mourinho talks Tottenham’s top four hopes as they move into fifth

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Tottenham Hotspur didn’t look as if they had a hope or a prayer of Champions League football next season as they sat 14th in the Premier League table a couple of weeks ago.

However, a lot has happened since then, as Pochettino was sacked after more than five years in charge of the club, before Jose Mourinho was brought in.

Since then, Tottenham are not only undefeated in all competitions, but they also have a 100 per cent win ratio under the Special One.

Spurs beat Olympiacos 4-2 in the Champions League, as well as recording 3-2 wins over both West Ham United and Bournemouth in the Premier League.

This run has seen the Lilywhites climb up to fifth in the table this evening, just six points below Chelsea. Spurs were 12 points below the Blues when Mourinho took over.

Mourinho was asked in his post-match press conference whether Spurs’ season was alive again now.

He said (Football London): “When I arrived we were 12 points behind the last Champions League position and I didn’t want to think about it, I just wanted to play matches. I think we were eight or nine from a Europa League position and I said if we thought about it too much we would be depressed because we want to play European football next season. So, don’t get depressed, play game after game and see what is going to happen.

“Now the distance is smaller, we won two matches, we are going into a period with lots of matches, the Christmas period is match, match, match, match. So you have the chance of both. You have the chance to break down, we have the chance to put pressure on the opponent.

“We play Chelsea at the end of December, if the game was tomorrow, we would play them with six points difference, it would be a fantastic situation to play them, but we play them in the end of December. We have to keep close, as close as possible. But we have a lot to work and a lot to improve.”

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