Journalist asks Moura whether Mourinho brings mentality that Pochettino didn’t have

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Dom Le Roy

It has been almost exactly one year since Tottenham Hotspur decided to part ways with long-term head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked last November.

Within 24 hours, Daniel Levy had appointed Jose Mourinho as the Argentine’s replacement and the Special One has been conducting a rebuild job ever since.

One year on, the new-look Tottenham side is starting to take shape in Mourinho’s image, with an emphasis on rugged defending, clever play, and team spirit.

One journalist posed the question to Lucas Moura today of whether Mourinho has introduced a new mentality that Pochettino simply did not possess at Spurs.

This comes after the Argentine led Tottenham to their first-ever Champions League Final in 2019, although Moura was famously left out of the starting XI in Madrid despite scoring a hat-trick in the semi-finals.

However, the Brazilian winger remained respectful and diplomatic in his response, claiming that he does not like to speak about past coaches.

He said (Football London): “I don’t mean this. I don’t like to speak about previous coaches. I can only speak about the coach we have now. Mauricio had a good time here and did a lot for this club, did really well for the club. Now it’s a new time. Everybody knows Mourinho. He is a winner and he has won trophies at every club. I want to win with him and I think we deserve to win a trophy. The last ten years the club did well and it’s time.”

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