Jose Mourinho has delivered his verdict of Tottenham Hotspurs’ stunning 2-0 home victory over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Spurs managed to overcome Manchester City in a massive Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon thanks to Son Heung-Min and Giovani Lo Celso.
Tanguy Ndombele chipped the ball over City’s defenders five minutes into the game to set up Son one-on-one with Ederson, which resulted in Tottenham’s early lead.
The home side performed another delightful team action in the 14th minute, but Harry Kane’s goal was disallowed for an obvious offside position.
Gabriel Jesus sent the ball past Hugo Lloris midway through the first half, only to see his goal canceled after a VAR intervention.
Jose Mourinho’s side intentionally surrendered the ball possession to the visitors, who failed to create many clear-cut opportunities in front of Lloris’ goal.
At the other end of the pitch, however, Lo Celso picked up an inviting ball from Kane to beat Ederson just a few seconds after replacing Ndombele to put clear daylight between the adversaries in the 65th minute.
Mourinho masterclass 😎 pic.twitter.com/m3SPN9GBZC— Goal (@goal) November 21, 2020
Manchester City never managed to bounce back after falling behind two goals, as Guardiola’s men continue to struggle at the beginning of the season.
Meanwhile, thrilled with the spirit and determination he saw from his players, Mourinho has heaped praise on the entire Spurs team in the post-match interview.
“I am very happy because to have that discipline – you need more than discipline. You need also a big desire to do it, also big solidarity,” the ‘Special One’ said, according to Sports Mole.
“That discipline is not only about a plan, but it is also about an emergency plan which is when somebody makes a mistake or somebody is not in a certain position, you have to compensate and cover for it.
“That discipline demanded a big effort, and the guys were fantastic. I am super happy, super proud of them. It was a proper team performance with every individual giving everything. I am very, very happy.”
Mourinho’s men are now top of the table, two points clear of Leicester City, who will face off Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow.