Mourinho confident he will write himself into Spurs history books for good reasons

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Jose Mourinho has claimed that he is confident he will write himself into the history books of Tottenham Hotspur for positive reasons rather than negative.

The Special One has been at the helm of the North London club for 15 months as they look to end a woeful 13-year run without a trophy.

Spurs last lifted a piece of silverware back in 2008 when they defeated Chelsea in the Carling Cup Final, but have fallen short time and time again ever since.

Mauricio Pochettino tasted defeat in the League Cup Final and Champions League Final during his five and a half year spell at Tottenham. Mourinho has already qualified for his first final against Man City in the Carabao Cup this season.

Tottenham also remain in the hunt for a European trophy this season as they play Wolfsberger in the Europa League Round of 32 tomorrow night.

Mourinho added that he has learned a lot through his career and evolved since his younger days in management.

He said (Football London): “Thank god I’m not the manager I was. We all evolve.

“Sometimes I had problems, not in terms of results as I didn’t have many bad results, but day to day problems and I reacted in a much more emotional way. Instead of helping myself, I was creating more conflicts.

“As an example, I left Chelsea as a champion. Maybe your experience as a journalist tells you that people with more experience can deal with negative things better. We are calm.

“I am not happy but maturity helps and I am feeling very confident. I believe that we will win through and that I will be in Tottenham’s history through good reasons rather than bad.”

He added: “It’s positive in the negative that you say I’m not used to this, but I want to know which coach has always had blue sky and never cloudy or a bit dark.

“Perhaps only a coach who is always at a dominant club in a league. It shows how beautiful my career has been. Does it make me depressed? No. It’s a challenge.

“I work for the club, the players and the supporters. I always feel I have to give them so much. It hurts me and it’s a great challenge for me and I believe I can give it. I give it everywhere I’ve been and I’m more motivated than ever.

“I never felt what normally coaches felt when the results are bad, they are lonely men. That’s what we normally are. I never felt that in this building. I feel not only respected but supported. Everybody in the same boat. Nobody is happy but nobody is depressed.

“I feel positive. Maybe a bit weird for you after losing so many matches but I’m positive. I’m not happy but I wake up wanting to come here. Everybody is loving training and working hard with so many matches.”

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