Spurs star reveals what has changed in the players’ minds since Mourinho joined

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Tottenham defender Serge Aurier has revealed that all the players have got on board with Jose Mourinho’s ideas as they seek to bring some silverware to North London.

Mourinho took over as the Spurs head coach back in November, replacing Mauricio Pochettino, who didn’t manage to win a trophy despite having a successful spell at the club.

Aurier, who is one of the players whose form has improved considerably since Mourinho took charge, has admitted that the players are all excited to work with a coach as decorated as the Portuguese man.

The Ivorian was confident that the club will win trophies if they adopt the 56-year-old’s ideas.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Aurier said, “For me, yes, he (Mourinho) is in the three best managers in the world because he has won so many trophies. When you win so many trophies with different teams, I think you are the best.

“He (Mourinho) has won so many trophies and everyone wants to follow this way. When the big manager comes in and you see his CV and it’s win, win, win, win, of course in the players’ minds something changes.

“When he speaks, maybe it’s good or maybe it’s bad but you know he wins trophies and maybe, yes, it’s this way you need to follow.

“I think everyone knows what the gaffer wants and where we want to go. And maybe after this season we get a trophy, maybe the FA Cup and we also need to work hard to get to the top four.”

The 27-year-old defender also spoke about how the team was trying to adopt different tactics in order to cope with the loss of Kane, who is expected to be out of action until April.

The former PSG man added, “We lost the best striker in the League. When we play with Harry it’s easy because he scores a lot of goals. Now it’s very difficult for the team because the manager wants to change something, use new tactics and we need to adapt quickly.”

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It does sound based on this interview and others that Mourinho has won the squad’s respect. While some of Tottenham’s recent performances have left a lot to be desired, it is clear that the players are working hard for the manager and putting in a shift. Hopefully, with time, we will start to see the team pick up results more consistently.

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  1. Spoken like a true Levy supporter gold tomorrow never now. Like I said big clubs like Chelsea, Liverpool, man city, Leicester, wolves and Sheffield will win things we will just go on waiting for tomorrow while Levy, Lewis and the board laugh.


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