Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho spoke on his team's recent bad run-of form during his pre-match press conference for Wolfsberger AC tomorrow.
The North London side have been on a tough run of form in recent weeks, losing five Premier League games out of six.
But boss Mourinho thinks the team can turn it around. Ahead of the second leg of the Europa League, the Spurs boss has spoken to the media.
“Our starting line-up will be very similar to the one that played in Budapest.”
Spurs head into the second leg of their fixture having won in the away leg 1-4 last week. Despite this, Mourinho is planning to name a strong side.
The team will be wanting to go all the way in the competition so every fixture will be just as important as the previous one.
Mourinho naming a strong side in midweek will be a credit to the Austrian side after they showed a lot of passion in the second half of the first leg trying to fight back.
“My relationship is the same since day one which is one of respect and open communication. We respect each other.”
Many people are questioning whether Mourinho will last much longer at Spurs given the recent results, but the boss stands by his relationship with the club and their owner, Daniel Levy.
With Mourinho still in his first full season at the club and managing his 50th match at the club over the weekend against West Ham United, it is important the relationship between himself and the club continues.
“Thank god I’m not the manager I was.”
He often showed his passion and that often resulted in the manager being penalised. As he has grown older and matured, he is showing his passion in different ways.
By maturing and evolving, the manager believes he is creating less conflicts for himself than that of the trouble he use to find himself in.
“I work for the club, the players and the supporters. I always feel I have to give them so much. It hurts me and it’s a great challenge for me and I believe I can give it.”
Mourinho discussed his desire to do well for the club, the poor run of form he described as hurting him. The results will have an impact on the manager as well as the team.
This run of results is the worst of his managerial career, he will want to turn that around as quickly as possible.
“I’m sure that I’m going to be in Tottenham history for good reasons and not for bad reasons.”
Mourinho has had a whirlwind of a career so far at Spurs, but the manager is already 90 minutes away from managing the team to a trophy for the first time in over a decade.
The recent run of results may not be what the team hoped for, but if Mourinho helps the team to a trophy, he will be a success.
Only time will tell if Mourinho can turn things around in North London, but the serial winner needs more time to prove he has what it takes to direct the club to glory.