Mourinho explains why he believes Spurs will beat Norwich

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Dom Le Roy

Head coach Jose Mourinho has confidently claimed that his side will beat Norwich City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening.

Spurs are currently in a poor run of form, having drawn two and lost two of their last four Premier League games.

The Lilywhites are struggling in front of goal having failed to find the back of the net in their past three league fixtures.

Mourinho has admitted that the team has suffered due to the absence of an out and out striker after Harry Kane tore his hamstring on New Year’s Day (the Guardian).

However, the Spurs boss is confident that the game against Norwich could be the one to end the team’s poor spell and put them back on winning ways.

When it was pointed out to Mourinho that Spurs have only won one of the eight games they’ve played in the past three seasons without a recognised striker in the starting line-up, he told Football.London: “I think that we are going to do that tomorrow, I think we are going to win tomorrow.

“With all the respect to Norwich and of course a game is an open result and anything can happen of course they can win but my feeling, my motivation is that tomorrow we are going to win.

“I run away a little bit from your stat but the stats they always show something, and of course it’s more difficult but it’s not impossible and we are going to try.”

He insisted that he has been quite pleased with the team’s recent performances and revealed that the players have been working on a new dynamic in training to cope without a focal point to his attack.

Mourinho added: “[We need to] be positive, being dominant like we tried to be against Watford from minute one, we tried to go there and I think we had the chances to score and win the game. The moment we are winning, the moment we are in front, I think the games become different.

“When the games become different and then probably the qualities of our players are more adapted to that. It’s more difficult when we start losing. It’s more difficult when a team is super close then it’s more difficult for us without a target man but we are working and we did it in spite of three days between matches.

“We did it yesterday, we did it today. We are trying to improve the dynamic of the players playing without a real target man.”

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While the lack of creativity going forward has been a worry recently, the team has become much better defensively. I actually didn’t think there was too much wrong with our performances against Liverpool as well as Watford. I am confident that Mourinho will iron out the issues given more time in the training ground with the squad.

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