Mourinho implies United draw has not ‘killed’ Spurs’ Champions League dream

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Jose Mourinho has insisted that a point against Manchester United is not a terrible result for Tottenham’s Champions League hopes.

The draw left Spurs four points adrift of United who lie in fifth place, potentially in a Champions League spot – dependant on the verdict of Manchester City’s UEFA ban appeal.

Steven Bergwijn scored his third Premier League goal since arriving in the Premier League in January (Transfermarkt).

The goal gave Spurs the lead, however, Bruno Fernandes’ second-half penalty claimed a point for United late on (BBC).

Despite this, Mourinho insisted that the result had not dampened the ambition that Tottenham have for the rest of the season.

“The players gave everything,” Mourinho told the Spurs website. “It’s not the result we wanted, but it’s not the result that kills our ambition and our desire to fight until the end.”

Spurs have qualified for the Champions League for the past four consecutive seasons, but this campaign could bring an end to that run.

A long list of injuries to key players over the course of the 2019/20 season has hindered Tottenham’s attempts to climb into the top four.

Spurs Web Opinion

The result certainly hasn’t confirmed anything, however, it would have been great to have taken three points off one of our Champions League qualification rivals. We would have reduced the gap to one point and that would have put us in a great position going into the final eight games of the season.

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