Mourinho: ‘Two more wins to win the Europa League next season’

Jose Mourinho has been trying to motivate his Tottenham Hotspur squad to try and win the Europa League next season. The Spurs are currently battling to claim the final Europa League ticket for next season and the Portuguese manager has told his squad they can ‘boss’ the European tournament but also insists that they will have to give their all.

Tottenham will face Leicester City and Crystal Palace in their final two games and Mourinho, who has won the Europa League twice, has challenged his side to win both games. “In quite a funny way I am telling the players, two more victories to win the Europa League. I know it’s not like that, the competition is long with good teams. Some teams go from Champions League to Europa League which makes it really difficult, but it’s just a feeling to motivate the boys.”

“Our level is Champions League. The players have played a Champions League final. That’s the level of our club. I’m just trying to motivate the troops, because it’s important to keep that motivation. It’s not possible that Wolves, Sheffield United and Arsenal have more motivation than us. To play Europa League is good – you can play and develop players. I think we have to try.”