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The Tottenham manager says he took his current job knowing he couldn’t match budgets like Manchester City and Liverpool.
José Mourinho admits that Tottenham is in a different financial situation than Manchester City as Spurs prepare to face the favorites for the Premier League title this weekend.
The Portuguese manager says clubs like Manchester City and Liverpool are working on different budgets than Spurs, giving them more opportunities to address weaknesses.
Mourinho’s Spurs are currently eighth in the Premier League, four points behind a place in the Champions League.
What did Mourinho have to say?
“Energy [Guardiola] and Jurgen [Klopp] They are, of course, two of the best coaches in the world and in the Premier League. “They are in two clubs that want to win everything, they want to win everything, and to win everything you have to have top-level players in all positions,” he said.
“A team is a puzzle, and that’s what they did and if Pep thought at one point that he needed to spend that money on defenses, he did it, and Jurgen felt the same with Van Dijk and then when Van Dijk wasn’t there enough because he was feeling another fragility, they got Alisson.
“You know, I think that’s something that the big clubs with incredible financial possibilities do. Luckily, good for them.”
He added: “When I arrived at the club, the club was very open and very honest with me. I’m not going to try to compare my situation with other clubs now because the club was very open with me.
“I knew I was going to come to a different reality. A great club, there is no doubt about that, not a second, but a club with a different profile as to whether or not it is a candidate to win competition A or B, a club that cannot solve problems with a check.
“The club made possible efforts in the summer to improve the team and I am not complaining about anything, I just do my job as best I can and that’s it.”
Who has Tottenham signed with Mourinho?
The club completed four major transfers this summer, bringing in players like Pierre-Emil Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon and Joe Rodon this summer for roughly £ 64 million.
In addition, the club closed a deal to bring Gareth Bale back to the club with the Welsh star rejoining Spurs on loan from Real Madrid.
However, the deal with Bale has yet to be finalized as the winger has struggled to make an impact on his return to London.
Mourinho recently launched a punch at Bale, saying that an Instagram post of the forward is “totally wrong” and that there was a “contradiction between the post and reality” after the forward posted that he had enjoyed good training.
However, according to Mourinho, Bale had asked not to be involved and requested an injury scan.