Mourinho explains why Spurs have an incredible opportunity against Liverpool

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Tottenham will fight it out against Liverpool for the honour of being names champions of Europe on the 1st of June at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

While this is Tottenham’s first Champions League final, the Reds have also not won any silverware recently,  making the clash an extremely pivotal one for both clubs.

Liverpool will go into the game as favourites as they sit 24 points clear of Spurs in the Premier League, however but both league clashes between the sides this season have been close encounters, with the Reds running out 2-1 winners on both occasions.

Jose Mourinho, who is working as a pundit for Russia Today, has said that both clubs have an amazing opportunity ahead of them and will come into the final feeling invincible.

He said, “I say that both of them, they have an incredible opportunity.

“Both of them come to the final with that feeling of: ‘We are unbeatable, we made the impossible be possible’. So I think both, they go with an incredible positive state of mind.”

The former Manchester United manager further insisted that neither team will look forward to playing a Premier League rival, as both teams know each other pretty well.

He added, “Two teams from the same country, it’s something that from my personal point of view, I don’t like it very much. And I think the level of pressure is higher for somebody to lose and make a team from the same country European champion.

“Liverpool would prefer to play against Ajax, and Tottenham would prefer to play against Barcelona. Anything can happen really.

“Nobody knows Liverpool better than a manager who works in the Premier League. Nobody knows Tottenham better than a manager who works in the Premier League.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Jose Mourinho is right in saying that both teams know each other well and there are thus unlikely to be too many surprises.

However, he is wrong to feel that Pochettino’s men would have preferred to face Barcelona over the Reds.

We believe that Tottenham will be pleased Klopp’s side have eliminated Barcelona and would fancy their chances of overcoming them on the 1st of June.

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  1. Yes, I couldn’t agree more and all the fan boards reflect the same opinion. I would much rather face Liverpool than Barcelona, similarly most Liverpool fans and pundits I have read or listened to would much rather have faced Ajax.

    We are the underdogs, we have nothing to lose, Liverpool are expected to win. There is no doubt that Poch knows Liverpool far better than Ajax could have managed in just 3 weeks. I wouldn’t have expected Ajax to be able to exploit Liverpool’s weaknesses. Whereas we have shown in the second half at Anfield that we are quite capable of doing so.

    Liverpool are favourites and deservedly so, but as more than one Liverpool fan has iterated, we don’t fear Spurs, we fear losing to them! It’s a different mindset, because of historic rivalries, that puts more pressure on Liverpool. I think we have a real chance if we press them high and overload their midfield. The extra rest and recuperation time before the final should suit us also.


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