Tottenham Hotspur continued their 100% start to pre-season with a 1-0 win against Birmingham City in North London.

Spurs had previously saw off Ipswich Town 3-0 and Reading 4-1 respectively in previous matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but found Blues to be considerably more difficult to break down.

The home side had their chances to opening the scoring through Eric Dier and Ryan Sessegnon but were unable to break the deadlock.

With just two minutes left on the club, January signing Steven Bergwijn found the back of the net with a curling effort from just outside of the penalty area.

Mourinho admitted that the match was tough for his players while paying a compliment to Blues manager Aitor Karanka, who was his assistant during their time together at Real Madrid.

The Portuguese was pleased with the defensive efforts of his players while claiming it is a pity that the international break has come at a time where he is now unable to work with some members of his squad.

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