I WANT IT!! Jose Mourinho Planning To Win Europa League With Tottenham
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho believes he can keep up his 100 per cent record in the Europa League by winning his third title this season.
The Portuguese has competed in Europe’s second-tier competition twice and won it both times – with Porto in 2003 and Manchester United 2017.
Tottenham host Austrian side LASK in their Group J opener on Thursday.
“We’re going to try,” Mourinho said. “It is difficult, it is a very long competition, the group phase is tricky.
“Then you go to the knockouts and you get teams coming from the Champions League which is very unfair.
“If you play Champions League and you don’t qualify you go home. In the Europa League group phase if you finish third you go home, you don’t have another competition to play.”
Spurs return to the competition after three seasons in the Champions League.
“So the record in the Europa League is great, never knocked out. Of course, lost a few matches in the group phase but managed always to win it,” added Mourinho.