Jose Mourinho the head coach of Tottenham, says its team might not get back into Champions League next season.
Jose Mourinho: Exhausted Spurs, finalists that were beaten in the last years’ Champions League, sent out of this year’s competition losing to RB Leipzig 4 goals to none in the aggregate score of the last round 16.
Marcel Sabitzer scoring two goals and Emil Forsberg topping the goal later, left spurs hopeless this season. The Champions League seems to be there last hope for the season but was curtailed in East Germany.
9 games left for Tottenham in the English Premier League to save them, but their condition looks unapproachable. Chelsea in the fourth position is ahead of them with 7 points. Sadly the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung – min, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn won’t be coming back any time soon this season from injury.
On Sunday they are to play against Manchester United which is very crucial.
A top-four finish will be accepted by Mourinho as a big request.
It’s going to be difficult one with the current squad, he said. These issues can not go away from today or tomorrow
We have matches to put more effort in, matches to play. in our Premier League matches it obvious we put in effort till the end.
“We don’t have results where we didn’t put in our best in the Premier League. When we lose a match, we lose matches 2-1, 3-2, 1-0. not that we don’t fight we do have draws.
“With the limited players we have the remain players have to keep fighting and stay strong.
“For next Sunday match, we are not recovering any players this time. Besides we have a little more time, unlike the 2 days interval we have mostly, but this time we have four days interval.
Mourinho claims in the world there is no team that will cope with injuries from vital players just has his team has suffered.
” Obviously, the problem accumulates just as the numbers of injured players increases,” Mourinho said.
“You want to be practical and imagine Leipzig without Sabitzer, (Patrik) Schick, (Timo) Werner, would they have won the match?
“Going to the European champions and be practical also, Liverpool without (Roberto) Firmino, (Jordan) Henderson, (Mohamed) Salah, (Sadio) Mane.
” How about going to Spain and check Barcelona without (Lionel) Messi, (Antoine) Griezmann, and (Luis) Suarez.
“Do you want to be practical with all the clubs in the world?