Jose Mourinho has insisted ahead of Spurs’ London derby against Chelsea tomorrow that the game against his former employers doesn’t hold any particular significance for him.
The Portuguese coach had two spells with the Blues and managed to win three Premier League titles during his time at the club.
Chelsea overturned Spurs 2-0 in the reverse fixture before Christmas go in a game which came quite early in Jose Mourinho’s reign at Tottenham.
Spurs had to play the majority of the game with ten men after Heung-min Son was sent off for lashing out at Antonio Rudiger and Mourinho will be hoping to avenge that result as he heads to Stamford Bridge for the first time as the Spurs boss.
However, the 57-year-old has insisted that he will treat it as just another game and described the only thing which is special about a return to Stamford Bridge being its close proximity to his house in the capital.
When asked if his return to his former stomping ground will be special, he told Football.London: “No, not special, one more game. Because I’m a professional, as I’ve said every time I played my previous clubs, I’ll belong 200 per cent to my club. That’s it. The only different thing will be at the end of the game I can walk from the stadium to my house but even that I won’t take an advantage of because I’ll go back from the stadium with my players. I won’t use that advantage.”
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While Jose might not admit it publically, I believe he will be desperate to win this game after the 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea a couple of months ago. He will want to prove a point on his return to Stamford Bridge but I believe a draw will be a good result for us given our injury situation.
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