Mourinho Says Taking EFL Cup Seriously is the Secret of His Success


On Tuesday Jose Mourinho’ Tottenham Hotspur beat Brentford by 2-0 in the EFL Cup semi-final courtesy of two goals from Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-Min gave a huge opportunity for Spurs to win a trophy after 13 years. 

Jose Mourinho now reached the league cup final with three different sides in England and becomes just the third man to reach the final with three different clubs following Ron Saunders and Ron Atkinson.

The Portuguese manager has a love affair with this competition having won it four times previously with Chelsea and Manchester United. 

Mourinho always paid big respect to every competition and that’s why he has been so successful in his career he always wants to win titles and for that reason, he named strong teams in each of the last two rounds against Stoke and Brentford.

Mourinho explains his secret of success:

Jose Mourinho stated after the game that;

“If there is any secret it’s to take it seriously. To respect what English football is, what English clubs are, what English lower divisions are, and try to not be surprised in any of the games from a smaller quality, and when you have like we had this season a game against Chelsea to go serious and with ambition. Apart from that, there is no other secret.

“And that’s what I hope to do on Sunday in Crosby against Marine (in the FA Cup). Try to be serious, respect the opponents, and try to progress.”

– Jose Mourinho

After winning in the round of 16 against Chelsea It was a pretty easy quarter-final and semi-final ties against Stoke City and Brentford but it won’t be easy as they’ll have to play against Manchester City and Pep Guardiola who are looking to win this competition 4th consecutive times.

According to Mourinho the traditional big six clubs generally the winner of this competition as they respect this trophy so they win it much more than the others.

Jose Mourinho was appointed to win trophies for the Lilly Whites who don’t have much silverware in their new world-class stadium’s museum. Mourinho is now only one step away from fulfilling the desire of Spurs fan and to add another crown in his highly successful managerial career.

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